Public Land Day Events Scheduled Across the Tennessee River Valley

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Organizations across the Tennessee River Valley have scheduled events to raise awareness and celebrate the hundreds of thousands acres of recreational land that are open to the public.
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The Tennessee River Valley is filled with some of America's most beautiful public lands. What is not well understood is the partnerships of agencies that have set these public lands aside for recreation, conservation, and future generations.

Established in 1994 by the National Park Service, National Public Lands Day is organized by the National Environmental Education Foundation in concert with the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior. Each September, the fourth Saturday is set aside is to raise awareness of national public lands and to inspire volunteers to take action to protect these spaces.

Most people will recognize public lands as those lands managed by the National Park Service, states, or local governments, but few recognize other agencies involved in stewarding public lands. In the Tennessee River Valley, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is charged to manage 293,000 thousand acres of land and 11,000 miles of shoreline that is owned by the United States. This undeveloped public land represents some of the most beloved recreational spaces in the region. Every day bikers, hikers,…
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