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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Natural and Cultural Resource Talks at Spring Planting Event

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News Release Date: April 22, 2014
Contact: Tom Blount, 423-569-9778
Contact: Dave Carney, 423-569-9778

Have you ever wanted to hear an archeologist, botanist, wildlife biologist, etc. talk about the natural and cultural resources of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area or ask experts questions about resources you have seen?  National Park Service resource specialists give public talks during the spring planting event, Saturday, April 26, 2014.  The talks will be presented at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center area from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.  The talks include:

10:00-11:00 a.m.Aliens Among Us, Non-Native Plants, What's the Harm?

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Outhouses, Barns and Farms:Historic Cumberland Farmsteads

12:00-1:00 p.m.The Unseen Neighbor: Black Bears and Their Habitat

1:00-2:00 p.m.Arrowheads and Arrowroot, the Archeology of Prehistoric Hunters and Gatherers

2:00-3:00 p.m.Black Gold and Tennessee Tea:Geology of the Big South Fork, Past and Present

3:00-4:00 p.m.An Endangered Species Lives Here, Federally Protected Aquatic and Terrestrial
Species of the Big South Fork

Bring the family and learn more about the Big South Fork and your questions.  We look forward to the opportunity to share our knowledge and learn from you what you are observing in the park.  For more information, contact Big South Fork Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275.

Did You Know?

Devils Jump Rapid is just below the site of the proposed dam.

In the 1960's Congress requested the Army Corps of Engineers to study the feasibility of damming the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River just above the Devils Jump Rapid to create another reservoir. Had that happened Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area would never have existed.