NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) announces the availability of grant dollars to assist cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, watershed organizations, and conservation groups, etc., with riparian tree planting projects.
NASHVILLE --- The final major weekend of the 2010 summer boating season is approaching with the upcoming Labor Day holiday. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) wants to emphasize the use of life jackets while boating in a safe and responsible manner.
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission has made an amendment to a proclamation that was established in May concerning the addition of states from which deer carcasses are prohibited for importation unless bones were removed to aid in the prevention of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Tennessee.
NASHVILLE --- Polly Rooker, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region II Nongame Wildlife Biologist, will be the featured speaker at the September Nature @ Noontime presentation. This month’s program is from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2. at the TWRA Region II conference room and is located in the Ellington Agricultural Center.
NASHVILLE --- One of Tennessee’s most long-standing outdoor traditions will begin with the opening of mourning dove season. Dove season officially begins across the state on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at noon (local time).
NASHVILLE --- All Tennesseans are reminded that Saturday, Aug. 28 is Free Hunting Day in Tennessee when state residents may hunt without a license. The annual event coincides with the opening day of squirrel season.
JACKSON, Tenn. --- Kathleen Williams, President and Executive Director of the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, was honored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission at their August meeting.
Williams was honored for her work restoring the real estate transfer fund providing funds to TWRA for maintenance and land conservation. She led a coalition of interested organizations and individuals in an effort to restore the Real Estate Transfer Tax (wetlands fund) to its intended use. Even in the tough economic climate facing the Tennessee Legislature, the effort was successful and the fund was fully funded.