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TVA biologists get to bottom of Watauga River habitats

TVA biologists get to bottom of Watauga River habitats

May 14th, 2015 10:20 am by Nathan Baker

During a biological survey Tuesday in the Watauga River, it was the small fry that drew the interest of the Tennessee Valley Authority's biologists., but that doesn't mean the study was boring.

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Tennessee must do a better job of protecting its rivers

Tennessee must do a better job of protecting its rivers

May 11th, 2015 3:40 pm by Johnson City Press

A leading environmental group has ranked two of Tennessee's rivers among the top 10 most "endangered" waterways in the nation.

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Alexander: Fish Hatchery funding solution is 'permanent'

Alexander: Fish Hatchery funding solution is 'permanent'

May 11th, 2015 11:00 am by Gary B. Gray

The agreement assures stocking from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hatcheries will continue at 13 TVA tailwaters and reservoirs beyond 2016, when a temporary TVA funding arrangement is due to expire.

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Northern Johnson City area 'bear-icaded' to help catch elusive creature

Northern Johnson City area 'bear-icaded' to help catch elusive creature

May 7th, 2015 2:05 pm by Tony Casey

Matthew Cameron, a public information specialist with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, said a humane trap had been set in 15-acre woodlot just off State of Franklin Road's walking path for a male bear that's been spotted several times in populated

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Task force to make final funding push toward Tweetsie Trail completion

Task force to make final funding push toward Tweetsie Trail completion

May 7th, 2015 9:30 am by Tony Casey

Soon about 6,000 letters and brochures will be mailed out to Elizabethton and Carter County area residences and business, asking for financial help in finishing the Tweetsie Trail.

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2 Erwin fisherman credited with saving man in fatal Holston River accident

2 Erwin fisherman credited with saving man in fatal Holston River accident

May 6th, 2015 2:20 pm by Staff Report

Authorities have credited two Erwin fishermen with helping rescue one two men whose boat was capsized in Holston River near the TVA John Sevier Fossil Plant on Tuesday. The second man drowned in the accident.

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Ride, but ride safely

Ride, but ride safely

May 1st, 2015 10:00 pm by Gary B. Gray

The Tri-Cities is a prime location for trails of all kind, making the area a great place to hop on a bicycle and enjoy.

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Adventures are available here in Northeast Tennessee

Adventures are available here in Northeast Tennessee

May 1st, 2015 10:52 am by Johnson City Press

We have the Appalachian Trail, trophy trout streams, pristine lakes and rivers and magnificent mountain views - all unspoiled by overpopulation, development and pollution.

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Rocky Fork State Park to host inaugural Hikers' Jamboree

Rocky Fork State Park to host inaugural Hikers' Jamboree

April 30th, 2015 2:55 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Planned as a first annual event, the jamboree day long roster of events will be lead by park naturalists and astronomers from Warrior Path State Park and Bay's Mountain State Park in Kingsport and volunteers from East Tennessee State University and Vigini

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Tennessee, where the rivers are running dirty

April 30th, 2015 9:06 am by Tony Casey

There is only one state in the United States that has two rivers on the environmental group American Rivers' "endangered" list, and that state is no other than the Volunteer state.

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