TVA To Hold 27th Annual Wildflower Walks at Norris Dam
March 8, 2010
NORRIS, Tenn. – Nature will be on display during the Tennessee Valley Authority’s annual spring wildflower walks at Norris Dam on Saturday, March 27, and Saturday, April 3.
The guided walks are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. EDT at the River Bluff Small Wild Area along the Clinch River west of Norris Dam. The walks are free and are hosted by TVA in conjunction with Ijam’s Nature Center, Norris Dam State Park and the Friends of Norris Dam State Park.
The trail is a moderately difficult, 3.4-mile loop and is known for a spectacular array of spring wildflowers, especially yellow trout lilies, celandine poppies, bloodroot, spring beauties and toothwort.
The hikes will be held rain or shine, and participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. For additional information, contact Jason Mitchell, TVA Stewardship Programs at (865) 632-6414.
To reach the TVA River Bluff Small Wild Area, take U.S. Highway 441 and turn onto Dabney Road, which is approximately 1 mile north of Norris Dam and follow the signs to the parking area.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.
Travis Brickey, Knoxville, (865) 632-6263
TVA News Bureau, Knoxville (865) 632-6000