Sunday, February 28, 2010

This past duck season on the Scenic Hatchie River was not the best we ever had. Some have said it was one of the worst. We had some water out of the banks and we certainly had cold weather. I hunted several days while the temperature was in single digits. It takes a special kind of outdoor enthusiast (the word is crazy) to duck hunt when the temperature is 8 degrees. One day it was so cold snow was falling but there was no cloud in the sky. The snow was frozen moisture in the air.

I took these photos on the 28th of February down stream from Highway 51 in Tipton County. It never fails, when the season is over, the ducks show up!

The sun was so welcome to me, I had to get out and take a boat ride. I took my best friend along. I am not sure who had more fun!


Friday, February 26, 2010

Earth Day ~ April 17, 2010

We will have a booth at the Earth day celebration in Cobb~Parr Park in Covington April 17, 2010. This is the annual Earth Fest Celebration in Tipton County.

We will be set up at the Nature Center and Veterans Museum from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. I will have maps, water shed information, historical information and a whole bunch of stories about the out doors. Come share yours too!

Come see us!


NEXT CLEAN UP DATE Saturday May 8, 2010

Spring is nearly here. I have already serviced my boat and bought a new propeller. Hopefully I won't need it!

I have already had people stop me and ask when we would be doing this again.
Part of the TWRA Clean Stream grant that funded last year's clean up effort had a second event as a component. We will be funded for another cleanup event on Saturday May 8, 2010. This is the Saturday before Mothers Day.

On our journey last fall, our group put in at Highway 54 in Tipton County and progressed down stream to Highway 51. We successfully removed nearly a ton of garbage from the Hatchie, designated as "Scenic" by the State of Tennessee!

For our journey this spring, we will get to experience a different part of the river. After all, this is just an excuse to get outside and on the river.

We will put in at Highway 70 in Haywood County. We will work our way down stream and take out at Highway 54 in Tipton County. Just like last year, I hope to include officials from County Rescue Squads, TWRA and County officials. We will have T-shirts and breakfast and lunch will be provided...FREE. All you have to do is show up!

Mark your calendar! Even if you just want to float along and enjoy this beautiful stretch of river, come on out and join us. Click on the "September" entry to the right to see photos of the event in September of 2009.

Look for more details to follow!