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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 »

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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@ramseyphotos.com 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

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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 »

2nd Annual Tailwater Roundup

2nd Annual Tailwater Roundup March 16-18, 2018 The Roundup starts off on Friday night, March 16th, with the Fly Fishing Film Tour held at the Holston River Brewing Company (2623 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol, TN 37620).  Doors open at 4pm — shows start at 6pm. All proceeds from ticket sales go towards river cleanup efforts, any remaining… Continue Reading »

Fly Fishing Seminar

Learn to cast a fly rod and be eligible to win an Orvis fly fishing outfit (rod, reel and line).Instruction provided by Orvis professional Jake Mullins and Trout Unlimited members with over 50 years of experience.                                    $25 at the door (Cash only)      Please call 423-552-4311 Cherokee Chapter of Trout Unlimited to register prior… Continue Reading »

South Holston Dam Maintenance Scheduled

Major Update to South Holston River Dam Turbine Scheduled A major update to the South Holston River Dam turbine is scheduled from July 10, 2017 through March 16, 2018, according to James Everett, P.E., RFC Ops Support for TVA River Management. The current turbine is 67 years old and the original to the dam.  TVA… Continue Reading »

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