Land Between the Lakes

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Land Between the Lakes, the Daniel Boone National Forest and other National Forests in the Southern Region are waiving campground fees for those displaced by Hurricane Harvey. 

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National forests in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia are among more than a dozen across the South waiving campground fees for people displaced by recent flooding in Texas and elsewhere.

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More than half a million visitors are expected to be in the area for Monday’s total solar eclipse. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross and U.S. Forest Service Fire Prevention Officer Jaye Gilmore discuss how people can safely enjoy this astronomical event of a lifetime.

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  Land Between the Lakes is removing old structures and sites in what they say is a step towards ‘sustainable recreation.’

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The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in western Kentucky is offering prime viewing spots for the upcoming total solar eclipse next month.

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Producers of a show airing on KET that highlights Kentucky’s waterways and spirits industry are setting sights on Paducah and the surrounding region.

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Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area has come up with a plan to treat fire ants and is seeking public comment on the proposal.

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Armadillos are becoming commonplace in Kentucky with sightings in west Kentucky and as far east as Lexington.

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People interested in astronomy and the total solar eclipse coming up this summer can learn more at an event this week at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

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  The nonprofit group Friends of Land Between the Lakes is donating photos from their annual nature photography contest to the Murray State Biology building. Executive Director of Friends of Land Between the Lakes John Rufli said the donation symbolizes a long standing friendship between the university and Land Between the Lakes, but it also serves as a way to remind students about what the national recreation area has to offer.

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