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Tennessee RiverLine Celebrates Official Launch

With cheers, confetti, and the dedication of 60 kayaks bound for river communities, America’s next great regional trail system has been officially launched. On May 21, in a celebration on the banks of the Tennessee River, the Tennessee RiverLine launched its public phase, moving from concept to implementation. Continue Reading on The University of Tennessee Knoxville… Keep Reading

These Tennessee swimming holes are perfect to cool off in this summer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — It’s beginning to look a lot like…summer! And Tennessee is full of swimming holes, lakes, waterfalls and rivers perfect for cooling off. Once the weather warms, there’s nothing quite like taking a dip into refreshing water surrounded by gorgeous scenery. There are more than 840 waterfalls across the Volunteer State, or if you’re looking… Keep Reading

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Inside an oasis: A look at a Dogwood Arts feature garden

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — East Tennessee is known for its scenery, and for some people, the beauty is in their backyards. Over the weekend the Dogwood Arts’ Spring Featured Garden event opened two of these privately-owned estates up for tours. One of these properties is the GATOP Estate, which stands for God’s answers to our prayer.… Keep Reading

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Tennessee State Parks partnership brings gear rental to your doorstep

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Getting outdoors just got easier. A new partnership between the Tennessee State Parks and Arrive Outdoors is making outdoor play more affordable through a gear-rental program, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting state parks. “Rather than purchasing all the gear needed, visitors can simply rent it and return it,” Jim… Keep Reading

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Cast a vote for a Tennessee State Park favorite

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Tennessee State Parks are in the midst one of its biggest fundraisers of the year. From now through the end of the month, Tennesseans can vote online for one of their favorite parks in Tennessee and each vote represents a dollar donated to a state park of your choice. Donations made through “votes”… Keep Reading

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Knoxville creating a tree mitigation bank

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The City of Knoxville is creating what’s called a tree mitigation bank. The city has a new ordinance that assures every property development, even a downtown high-rise, will green up the surrounding neighborhood. It was passed during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. The city had required developers to plant or preserve… Keep Reading

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Family-owned greenhouse in Knoxville grows holiday cheer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — With Christmas just a few weeks from now, one family owned greenhouse in Knoxville aims to spread some holiday cheer with the bright blooms of poinsettias and a special weekly event on Sundays. Stanley’s Greenhouse grows thousands of poinsettias each year to get ready for the holiday season as they’re popular… Keep Reading

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