Remember the Removal 2013
Cherokee Nationís journey that takes participants across seven states to experience what is commonly known as the Trail of Tears. The bike ride begins in New Echota, Ga., the Nationís last capital before removal, and will follow the northern route of the Trail of Tears ending in Tahlequah. The 950-mile journey spans Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Participants will put their bodies to the test as they travel an average of 60 miles a day, mirroring in part the hardships of their Cherokee ancestors who made the same trek on foot more than 170 years ago.
Riders will stop at Fall Creek Falls State Park on or near June 5th. Friends members are encouraged to welcome the riders as they approach this area. A special program will be planned for the participants of this ride.
For more information, contact the Nature Center and any Friends of Fall Creek Falls board member.
Huge Appreciation for Roland Creekmore!
The Friends Past President and 15 years of never-ending support!
Donation from Scales Elementary
Scales Elementary School of Murfreesboro Tennessee showed their appreciation for Fall Creek Falls Environmental Education Program by generously donating $473.78 to the Friends of Fall Creek Falls!
REGULAR WORK DAY - May 11th 2013: Meet at the Nature Center 9 a.m. Please call 423.881.5708 or email Friends of Fall Creek Falls if you plan to attend so he may get a better idea of the quantity of snacks to bring. Lunch and snacks are provided on scheduled volunteer days.
For those more on the "crafty-side" and not wanting to take part in the more "physical" volunteer activities, we are also looking for help with making various crafts and toys for Christmas on the Mountian...
So please come on and help us do crafts...for the children... ALL help is welcome!
Volunteerism is not limited to just our scheduled work days. Volunteers are always welcome. Please call the Nature Center to learn about ways you can help! Or check our volunteer page for more ideas.
Please pass this message along to anyone that may be interested in attending a work day at Fall Creek Falls.
Thanks to the many volunteers for their generous support who come out to help in the park for our work days!
Friends of Fall Creek Falls is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the natural and cultural riches of Fall Creek Falls State Park.
Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park
, situated on the Western Edge of the
Cumberland Plateau, contains over 25,000 acres of rugged beauty. Inside
the park are both first class recreational facilities, including an 18-hole golf course
pristine wilderness. Resource management staff is available year round
to assist park visitors. Fifty miles of trails
, including twenty-five
miles of hiking trails
, and twenty miles of biking trails
the visitor away from the roads and into the wilderness at Fall
Tennessee's Largest state park, with over 25,000 acres, Fall Creek Falls State Park offers some of the most
spectacular scenery in the South. Over half the park is designated a
natural area wilderness. Numerous spectacular water falls and streams grace the park.
A 345 acre lake
has yielded state record bluegill and channel catfish. Renowned Civil
War genre painter, Gilbert Gaul, worked from his homesite within the
present boundary of the park.
The purpose of the "Friends" organization is to foster conservation
efforts in support
of Fall Creek Falls State Park
, and to assist the Park in its efforts
to better preserve and protect its existing land resources. This includes
but is not limited to the many natural, cultural and scenic features
and to assist in providing quality recreational and interpretive experiences.
We encourage you to join us in our efforts to assist Fall Creek Falls State Park by becoming a member of our organization. You will receive a quarterly
newsletter which will keep you up on scheduled Friends and park events,
a 20% discount on gift shop items, and an opportunity to serve in various
ways. We co-sponsor several park activities and a variety of projects
support given through your membership and donations go toward these
many worthy causes. Your donations are an investment in our future.