• Glowing sunset view from overlook - Photo by Jason Barnett Photography

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Park Rangers Present Programs at Big South Fork NRRA

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Date: July 28, 2008
Contact: Jeannine McElveen, 423.569.9778

Wildcrafting: Getting Back to our Roots

On Saturday, August, 2, join National Park Service Park Guide Shauna Delk as she talks about wildcrafting and Appalachian herbal medicine.  A lot can be learned from the daily lives of our ancestors to build better, brighter, healthier lives today.  Ranger Delk will present her program at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) at the Scott County Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center on Highway 27, just north of the junction of Highways 27 and 63 near Helenwood, Tennessee.  This is the second program in a series of four.  It is best for visitors 12 years of age and up, but all are welcome.  This information is presented for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional.

 

Of Rocks and Rivers:  A look at the geology of the Cumberland Plateau and Big South Fork.

On Saturday evening, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. EDT, join Park Ranger Howard Duncan for a closer look at the geology of the Big South Fork and the Cumberland Plateau.  By examining samples of rocks, minerals and fossils from the area, you will have a better understanding of the influence geology has had on the landscape and the lives of people who have lived here.  The program will be held at the Campfire   Circle located behind Area B of the Bandy Creek Campground.

Both programs are free and open for all to attend.

For additional information contact the park visitor center at 423-286-7275 or visit www.nps.gov/biso.

Did You Know?

Park interpreter presents program on Longhunters.

Longhunters were some of the first Europeans to traverse the Big South Fork region. It is said they were called longhunters either for the long rifles they carried or because the were typically gone on hunting trips for so long, sometimes up to a year.