Natural and Cultural Resource Talks at Spring Planting and Music Festival

Ranger giving talk to kids


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News Release Date: April 20, 2015

Contact: Tom Blount, 423-569-9778

Contact: Matt Hudson, 423-346-6294

Have you ever wanted to talk with a geologist, botanist, biologist, etc. 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 will give presentations during the Spring Planting and Music Festival, Saturday, April 25. The talks will be presented at the Bandy Creek area from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (ET) and include:

10:00- 10:30 - Protection and Recreation: Visitor Use and Resource Protection

10:30- 11:00 - A Stroll Through Time: Geology and Past Mineral Extraction on the Plateau

11:00- 11:30 - Recreation in Mining Areas, How to Identify Safety Issues and Stay Safe

11:30- 12:00 - Sentinels of Water Quality: The Importance of Mussels in Big South Fork Streams

12:00- 12:30 - Plant Secrets: Cool Facts, Uses and Historical Significance

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

Last updated: April 20, 2015

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