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Trail Fork Site Visit for Stream Crossing Improvements

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On Saturday, May 8th, 2021 a small group of Cherokee Chapter members were escorted by Jeff Wright, the southeast coordinator for TU, to visit the Trail Fork stream in Cooke County. The purpose of this site visit was to see the twin culverts that are being replaced with 2 bridges. Funding for this improvement is… Continue Reading »

SHH Labyrinth Weir and Stream Improvements

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The South Holston Labyrinth Weir is located at South Fork Holston River Mile (RM) 48.49, approximately 1.2 miles downstream of the South Holston Dam, near Bristol, Tennessee. The South Holston Labyrinth Weir has experienced degradation as a result of use, primarily on the downstream side of the weir due to scour. In general, scour has… Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at South Holston River Weir Dam Schools in Attendance: Avoca Elementary Holston View Elementary Overmountain Chapter and Cherokee Chapter volunteers: Jan and Mark Beggs, Clayton Berry, Rick Elliott, Charles Gentry, Mike Givney, Tom Kelly, Ed Mueller, Lori Paris and Bill Watkins Agencies in attendance: Bart Carter, Fisheries Project Manager at TWRA… Continue Reading »

2019 Kids Fishing Day

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It turned out to be a beautiful morning for the 30th Anniversary of our Kids Fishing Day on Saturday, May 4, 2019.  Approximately 200 kids registered for the event to fish for rainbow trout in the four available ponds at Dillard Place in Upper Paint Creek.  The young anglers could catch up to four trout… Continue Reading »

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On Saturday March 23rd approximately 120 conservation minded volunteers spent the morning picking up litter and trash (with TVA donated trash bags/gloves) along the South Holston and Watauga River tailwaters.  Their efforts resulted in 13,240 lbs of trash and 5,500 lbs of tires removed from within the water and along the river banks (in dumpsters… Continue Reading »

Rocky Fork Book Launch

RSVP David Ramsey, the author, will be giving a short program about the fight to save Rocky Fork and recognizing the key groups and people who made that happen; Cherokee Chapter of T.U. being one of them. There will be music and light refreshments and a percentage of event book sales will be donated to the… Continue Reading »

TVA Boone Lake Update

Contractor Named to Build Boone Dam Cutoff Wall TVA has selected Treviicos-Nicholson Joint Venture, comprised of Treviicos South Inc. and Nicholson Construction Company, to build the underground cutoff wall at Boone Dam. The cutoff wall will be the final, major underground piece of the seepage remediation project before the reservoir refill phase begins. It’s part… Continue Reading »

Cherokee Chapter Happenings

The month of May is a really busy month for the members of the Cherokee Chapter.  Thought it would be nice to provide an update on all that has occurred.  And also direct you to our Facebook page (link) just to the left on this Home page; go to Photos to album pictures of most… Continue Reading »

Results of the 2nd Annual Tailwater Roundup

Results of the 2nd Annual Tailwater Roundup The Friday March 16, 2018 “Fly Fishing Film Festival” (F3T) at South Holston Brewery kicked off the Tailwater Roundup with an evening on conservation awareness, fun and festivity.  The film fest was attended by more than 100 fly fishing and coldwater conservation enthusiasts.  Jim Habera and Sally Petre… Continue Reading »

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