July 2015 Newsletter -- Look What's Coming Up!
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Field Work Opportunity...

July 11 -- 9am - 6pm
TVA BioBlitz -- Whites Creek Small Wild Area

What Will We Do?
What Should I Bring?
  • A BioBlitz is an event in which teams of volunteer scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to find and identify as many species of plants and animals as possible.
The goals of these events are:
  • Engage citizens in scientific inventory
  • Collect important scientific data
  • Educate the public about the importance of biodiversity
  • Highlight the beautiful public lands managed by TVA
  • Host a day of fun for the whole family!
The events are for any citizen of any age. Children must be accompanied by adults. Dress for the weather and for hiking. Bring your lunch and enough water and sunscreen for the duration of your stay!
Sign Up for July 11
August 22 -- 9am - 6pm
High Ground Park --Knoxville Urban Wilderness BioBlitz

What Will We Do?
We'll be surveying all living things using nets and provided collection/preservation equipment.  No experience necessary!!  We'll have experts on hand to train participants and identify species.  We will use the iNaturalist application to add our findings to those of BioBlitzes around the nation!
What Should I Bring?
  • Food and water for the day
  • Dress for being outside and for whatever weather might arise
  • Download the iNaturalist app on your phone or smart device
  • Sunscreen
High Ground Park:
Park Size: 39 acres
Surface: pea gravel and natural
Natural Trail: 1.0 mile one-way
Type: wide 
Difficulty: easy
Hours: dawn till dusk
Main Entrance:
1000 Cherokee Trail
Directions: Take I–40 to US-129 S/Alcoa Hwy and take the Cherokee Trail/UT Medical Center exit. Stay right on Cherokee Trail and go approximately 3 miles. Park will be on the right immediately after the blue watertower.
Sign Up for August 22
2015 Annual Biodiversity Hike to Mt. LeConte
We've got just a few spaces left.  Get yours today before they're all gone!
LeConte Trip
SAVE THE DATE -- September 26, 2015 -- The Salamander Ball!
Knoxville Zoo -- 6pm - 10pm
Band:  Vibraslaps
Food & Drink Provided as well
Auction Items & Sponsors ... Can you help??
Salamander Ball Info
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