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Franklin Creek Prescribed Fire at Land Between the Lakes

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN – March 24, 2017 – Weather permitting, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will conduct a prescribed burn in the Franklin Creek area during the week of March 27. Franklin Creek burn unit is located east of the Woodlands Trace, north of US68/KY80 and is within the Northern Oak-Grassland Demonstration Area. Fire management staff…

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Land Between the Lakes Asks for Public Comments on Fox Hollow

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN – March 24, 2017 – Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area requests public comment regarding the revised Fox Hollow Project proposal. Comments need to be received by April 24, 2017. The complete scoping letter can be found at https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/wpcontent/uploads/2016/06/FoxHollow2ndScopingLtr20170324.pdf. “We have revised the proposed actions for Fox Hollow thanks to input received from the…

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Two Land Between the Lakes’ Naturalists Receive Top Awards

By John Pollpeter, Woodlands Nature Station Last week in Shepherdsville, KY, Aviva Yasgur, and Tim Johnson received top honors at the National Association for Interpretation awards dinner.  The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) is the main professional society for interpretive rangers, naturalists, cultural historians, and museum and science educators. Aviva Yasgur received the Outstanding Interpreter of 2017. Aviva has been…

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Wool Week and Sheep Shearing at the Homeplace 1850s Farm

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN – March 16, 2017 – The Homeplace 1850s Farm at Land Between the Lakes hosts a week of programs dedicated to working with wool Saturday, April 8 through Saturday, April 15. Visitors are invited to get some hands-on experience and lend a hand preparing the new fleeces for spinning into yarn. “The sheep are ready…

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Nature Station is an Outdoor Classroom for Homeschool Families during April

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN – March 9, 2017 – Homeschool families are invited to use Woodlands Nature Station as their outdoor classroom in April at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Visitors can pick up a “Nature Discovery Activity Book” to guide them through exploration activities such as a pond exploration, bird identification, and animal math. Complete activities to earn an official Nature Discovery Patch and certificate. Nature Station is open 10am-5pm, daily in April. Homeschoolers can take part in staff-led programs about trees, pioneer skills, fossils, and more. Programs will be offered throughout April. See the complete program schedule below. Visitors can also enjoy up-close animal encounter programs daily at 3:30pm and see the Parade of Raptors at 4:30pm. Homeschoolers’ Day at Nature Station will be Friday,…

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Prescribed burns this week at Land Between the Lakes

USDA Forest Service anticipates conducting prescribed burns on Thursday, March 9th in the Elk & Bison Prairie, an area near the Administration Office, and Golden Pond Target Range at Land Between the Lakes. A prescribed burn is also planned for the Neville area on Friday, March 10th. Approximately 450 acres are included in these prescribed burns. “Prescribed fire is weather dependent,” says Todd Lerke, Fire Management Specialist at Land Between the Lakes. “We have to have the right conditions to have a successful burn with the least smoke impact to surrounding communities,” Prescribed burns are being implemented in these areas to reduce accumulation of dry fuels and to recycle nutrients back into the soil. Land Between the Lakes will notify local media outlets on days when prescribed burns are scheduled.…

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Woodlands Nature Station Presents Harry Potter Themed Spring Break Week

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN – March 2, 2017 – The Wizardry World of Harry Potter visits Woodlands Nature Station during Spring Break, March 22 through April 7, at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Programs for all ages will be offered daily and included with general admission:  ages 13 and up $5; ages 5-12 $3; ages 4 and under free. “What could be more fun than combining learning about nature with Harry Potter,” said Aviva Yasgur, Naturalist at the Nature Station. “These programs offer fun for the whole family, while providing valuable learning experiences, too.” Families will have a chance to learn about wildlife and nature through the lens of the fun world of Harry Potter. Participants can attend “classes” such as Care of Magical Creatures, Transfiguration, Fantastic…

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Woodlands Nature Station Hosts Girl Scout Day March 25

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN – March 2, 2017 – Woodlands Nature Station will host Girl Scout Day on March 25, from 10am-3pm, at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Hands-on activities, live animal programs, scavenger hunts, guest presenters, and more will help Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes earn badge and journey requirements. Everyone is welcome. General admission covers all programs and activities:  $5 ages 12 and up, $3 ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and under. Everyone is welcome. “We will have guest presenters for the first time at Girl Scout Day,” says Monica West, naturalist at Nature Station. Scouts will have a chance to play hide-and-seek with search and rescue dogs and meet therapy horses and canines. Service animals and their handlers will be coming from Four…

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