Outdoor Chattanooga News And Events

Monday, July 2, 2018

Here are upcoming Outdoor Chattanooga news and events:

Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge Paddle
Sunday, July 8 | 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Join Outdoor Chattanooga for a guided and equipped kayak tour at the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge, located at the confluence of the Tennessee and Hiwassee Rivers about one hour north of Chattanooga.Cost: $45 per person - includes guides, equipment, and transportation from Greenway Farm or meet in Dayton.
Registration and payment is required in advance as space is limited.


Kayak the Tennessee River Gorge
Saturday, July 14 | 8:00 a.m - 1:30 p.m.
Join Outdoor Chattanooga for a guided and equipped kayak tour down the gorgeous Tennessee River Gorge.Cost: $45 per person - includes guides, equipment, and transportation to and from the river. Registration and payment is required in advance as space is limited.

Dam Sunset Kayak Tour
Saturday, July 14 | 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Join Outdoor Chattanooga for a guided and equipped kayak tour on the Tennessee River and the unforgettable experience of locking down through the Chickamauga Dam. Cost: $35 per person - includes all paddling equipment, guides, and transportation. Registration and payment required in advance as space is limited. Some kayaking experience helpful, but not required to participate. Ages 14+ with participating adult.

Paddle Smart - Intro to Paddling
Wednesday, July 18+ 25 |6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Do you have your own kayak, but lack the confidence to explore Chattanooga's scenic waterways? BYO-Boat (kayak, SUP, or canoe) and join Outdoor Chattanooga for an intro to flatwater paddling class that will give you the confidence to safely and smartly paddle Chattanooga's scenic waterways!Cost: $10 per person. This class is designed for participants who have and bring their own equipment. Location: Chester Frost County Park. Pre-Registration is required. Class size is limited.

Battlefield Bike Tour
Saturday, July 21 | 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Enjoy a leisurely-pacedbicycle tour on the Chickamauga Battlefieldwith the National Park Serviceand Outdoor Chattanooga. Bicycles are available at no charge with reservation; contact the Visitor Center at (706) 866-9241 to reserve. Or bring your own. Ages 6+ (no training wheels please). Cost: Free. Helmets required for all riders.
Family Funday at Greenway
Sunday, July 22+ 29 |4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Pack a picnic and load up the whole family to enjoy a full day of activity at Greenway Farms City Park. Outdoor Chattanooga will provide equipment for families to try archery or take a self guided hike. Canoes can be rented for $25 to explore the creek. All other activities are free. Appropriate for ages 5+.

Community Events
Raft 4 Freedom
Wednesday, July 4 | 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tennessee State Parks, Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park, and all 24 Ocoee River Rafting Outfitters want to thank our military for their service! OnJuly 4th, any veteran or active military member will receive a free ride on the river with any Ocoee outfitter! Call an outfitter through July 1st to reserve your spot. You have taken care of us, let them take care of you!

BOTE Demo Days at L2
Wednesday, July 4+ 18 |6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cool off this summer during a BOTE Demo day withL2 Outside
! They'll let you try out some stylish BOTE SUP boards so you can discover which one works best for you, your unique riding style, body type, and personal needs.Demo days are kid and pet friendly, but all children under age 12 must be on a craft with an adult. No RSVP needed, first come first served.

Greenway Farms Dog Walk
Saturday, July 14 | 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Load up your favorite furry friends and bring them to Greenway Farms for a mile-long walkwith North Chick Creek Conservancy. There will be plenty of places for Fido to swim, play and mingle with other pups. No need to register. Please be sure to bring a leash.

Nature of Art: Swimming in Art
Saturday, July 21 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Swim through art (and the Tennessee River) onSaturday July 21as part of "Nature of Art", a monthly series presented by Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center and the Hunter Museum of American Art. Each event involves an active outdoor experience along with a visual art connection.Open water swimming experience recommended for this event.

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green|spaces Receives $50,000 Pay For Success Project Grant

green|spaces Initiates Straw Take Over Events For Skip The Straw Campaign

October TFWC Meeting Changed To 1 Day


green|spaces has been selected as a Pay for Success grant recipient from the Corporation for National and Community Service. "The $50,000 grant will help bring new services to residents in ... (click for more)

green|spaces is hosting three Straw Take Over events as a part of their “Skip the Straw” campaign, an effort to "the number of plastic straws that pollute the environment." The first Straw ... (click for more)

The October meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has been changed to a one day meeting. It will be held Thursday, Oct. 25 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources ... (click for more)


Outdoors

green|spaces Receives $50,000 Pay For Success Project Grant

green|spaces has been selected as a Pay for Success grant recipient from the Corporation for National and Community Service. "The $50,000 grant will help bring new services to residents in Chattanooga," officials said. "The Pay for Success grant provides funding and technical assistance services to develop sustainable in-home projects that work to solve structural health risks ... (click for more)

green|spaces Initiates Straw Take Over Events For Skip The Straw Campaign

green|spaces is hosting three Straw Take Over events as a part of their “Skip the Straw” campaign, an effort to "the number of plastic straws that pollute the environment." The first Straw Take Over will be Oct. 19 at Bluegrass Grill from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., followed by the second Straw Take Over on Oct. 25 at Niedlov's Breadworks from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Straw Take Over events ... (click for more)

Breaking News

WWTA Releases Timetable That Would Have Ooltewah Sewage Treatment Plant In Operation By 2025; Public Meetings Set At Central High

The Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority has released a timetable that would have a new sewage treatment plant in Ooltewah in operation by 2025. A request for a site at Mahan Gap Road goes before the Planning Commission at Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. It goes to the County Commission Zoning Committee on Dec. 12 and the full commission on Dec. 19. The WWTA also ... (click for more)

Downtown Post Office Finally Getting Handicap Ramp

Chattanooga's Downtown Post Office, after some lawsuits and numerous complaints over the years, is finally getting a handicap ramp. Federal Judge Sandy Mattice said the complaints had increased in recent months and the General Services Administration agreed to fund the project at the historic building on Georgia Avenue. The judge said, "It's a beautiful building, but it's ... (click for more)

Opinion

Too Many Questions

First it was about 2,000, then we were told it’s up to 4,000. We have no way of knowing who’s coming or what their purpose is. NBC and CNN assure us they are seeking sanctuary but how can we know? Neither Honduras or our subjective media in America have been honest with us in the past. So, how do we know why that many people are marching across Central America? Then this morning ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: An Answer For Amy

Amy Schumer, whose cousin is Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer, is said to be a very successful comedian and an activist of note. You may remember her most recent appearance was when she was arrested at the U.S. Capitol three weeks ago. She was part of a disgraceful mob who unlawfully protested the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and the hunch is Amy wanted to get arrested so she ... (click for more)