Subject: The Tennessee River
Speaker: Randy Hedgepath, State Naturalist for Tennessee State Parks will present a photographic and narrative program on the watershed of Tennessee’s namesake river. Flowing down from the highest mountains in the eastern United States, our streams make a long journey to the largest river in the country. Along the way are outstanding natural landmarks and a cross section of our history and culture. It is said that we are all downstream of someone. Even the grassy bald mountaintops are downstream of the rains. It is important to know who and what is upstream and downstream so we can work together for the health of our streams. Travel with the water of the Clinch, Sequatchie, and Hiwassee and all the other branches of the Tennessee River in this entertaining program.
Randy Hedgepath has worked as a Park Ranger/Naturalist at South Cumberland State Park, Radnor Lake State Natural Area, and now as the statewide naturalist for a total of 32 years. Randy has become an expert on the geography, natural history, and cultural history of our state through his extensive travels in his lifelong home state.
Park at the School or in the parking lot across from the school. Location is through the front doors and to the auditorium. The Event is free but donations are welcome!