National Public Lands Day Hike at Radnor Lake with Dr. Robert Loeb (Penn State Univ.)

On Saturday, September 25th at 8am for our National Public Lands Day focus will be a special program by our friend Dr. Robert Loeb from Penn State University at the Walter Criley Visitor Center.

Dr. Loeb will be discussing our research partnership focusing on the beaver population, plant life and the importance of beavers to the health of Radnor Lake State Natural Area supported by research by Dr. Loeb at the natural area over the past 12+ years.
The anticipated impact upon our tree populations, past research on our beaver population, endangered plant species and the results of that research partnership funded by Friends of Radnor Lake that is helping us currently with rerouting the eastern portion of the Lake Trail.

After a short power point presentation, Dr. Loeb will lead a hike on the lake trail at Radnor Lake to the east end of the Lake to highlight the research conducted at Radnor Lake between Tennessee State Parks, Tennessee Division of Natural Areas, Friends of Radnor Lake and Penn State University. Dr. Loeb’s research on the beaver population has been the foundation of our trail development and current Lake Trail Bridges Project funded by Friends of Radnor Lake scheduled to open on September 23rd at 4pm.

Participants should plan to walk off trail with Dr. Loeb to view current beaver activity, research tagged trees and the anticipated expansion of wetlands in this area to improve the water quality at the natural area while also providing unique wildlife observation opportunities for all of us in the future. Registration is required. Ages 14 and up.

Special thanks to Friends of Radnor Lake for providing annual funding for our vegetative research-supporting this partnership at Radnor Lake and to Dr. Robert Loeb for his time over the past 15+ years of leading our vegetative research at the natural area!
Link below to register for this hike:

Photo Credit: Steve Ward

Photo Credit: Steve Ward