• Rafting through the Obed Wild & Scenic River gorge

    Obed

    Wild & Scenic River Tennessee

Obed Memories Program

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Dr. Lianne Russell explains the humble beginnings of the park during the recent filming of a park documentary.
Brett Painter

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Date: July 8, 2013
Contact: Matt Hudson, 423-346-6294

WARTBURG, Tennessee:The Obed Wild and Scenic River will be hosting another "Memories of the Obed" program on Saturday, July 13th, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT). This free program will be held inside the Obed Visitor Center, located at 208 North Maiden Street in downtown Wartburg, and is part of a series of regular programs that explores the unique river-related memories of local individuals. Each month, a different speaker shares their memories of life in vicinity of the river.

This month's program will feature renowned geneticist and conservation pioneer Dr. Liane Russell. Memories to be shared include the earliest days of fighting to preserve the Obed's spectacular gorges from a planned dam-building project. Dr. Russell will also share the stories behind the initial efforts to preserve the Obed and the Big South Fork as units of the National Park Service.

No reservations are required to attend this program. Please contact the park at 423-346-6294 for further details and information.

 

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that the Obed River's maximum flow in cubic feet per second can reach a level of 100,000 CFS after periods of heavy rain? For paddlers, the optimum flow ranges from 2500-3000 CFS.