11:37 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

Heated Discussion Continues Between Forest Service, Community Over LBL Management

Whitney Jones WKMS

Residents from areas surrounding Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area showed up for the Forest Service hosted listening session, filling the Kentucky Dam Village Convention Center last night.

Most had the intent of crying out against the Forest Service’s management of LBL, pointing out what they saw as inconsistencies in their plan and making pleas to protect areas they once called home.

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2:55 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

Enjoy Old-Time Music at the 17th Annual Pickin Party at The Homeplace This Weekend

Nathan Lynn and Josh Coffey play at the Pickin' Party 2013
Credit WKMS File Photo

The 17th Annual Pickin' Party Old-Time Music Festival is this Saturday and Sunday at the Homeplace 1850's working farm and living history music in Land Between the Lakes. Lead Interpreter Cindy Earls talks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the line-up, including The Wheelhouse Rousters and J.D. Wilkes and The Jamboree, open mics around the farm and more. 

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12:23 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

A "Celebration of Birds" This Saturday at Land Between the Lakes' Nature Station

International Migratory Bird Day 2015 Poster

More than 325 birds fly over our region on the Mississippi Flyway to the Gulf of Mexico, presenting us with a huge diversity of birds throughout the year. Aviva Yasgur of the Nature Station in Land Between the Lakes joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about Saturday's all-day celebration of birds for International Migratory Bird Day, with programs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and an exclusive early morning photography program at 9 a.m.

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12:03 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

LBL Accepting Advisory Board Applications Through March 19


The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is looking to fill vacancies on its advisory board.

The 17-member board advises on environmental education efforts and the promotion of public participation in land and resource management planning.

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1:35 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Trigg, Lyon County Residents Unhappy With Land Between the Lakes Logging

Credit Whitney Jones / WKMS

A few hundred people turned out for Thursday’s public forum in Grand Rivers to express concerns over current and future logging at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander, who helped organize the event, says he’s concerned the logging is happening on too much land, and too fast.

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11:17 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Two County Leaders Critical of Land Management Techniques at Land Between the Lakes

Map of LBL with proposed landscape work.
Credit Wade White/Facebook

Two western Kentucky Judge Executives are concerned about the U.S. Forest Service’s land management activities at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

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12:36 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Land Between the Lakes Offers Field Trip Grants to Local Schools

A group walks across the dam at Hematite Lake near Woodlands Nature Station.
Credit LBL Staff / Flickr (Creative Commons License)

School districts in our listening area may be eligible for funding support to help bring students to one of Kentucky's most popular environmental attractions. 

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is offering public school districts within a 100 miles radius an Educational Field Trip Grant for the 2015-2016 school year.  

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3:49 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Volunteers Needed to Replant Daffodils at Land Between the Lakes

Credit 123rf stock photo

Land Between the Lakes invites the public to return the daffodil bulbs displaced by the US68/KY80 highway construction project in March 2007. The volunteer workday is on November 15. There's also an opportunity to plant any daffodils anytime through November 23 at areas marked off by small orange pin flags. Daffodil volunteer coordinator Jan Culwell speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the effort.

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4:08 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Families Join Tree Frog & Friends at Nature Station 'Howl-O-Ween' Bash


The season of Halloween may be just too frightening for some, so Land Between the Lakes' Woodlands Nature Station offers a family friendly activity this Saturday. The 20th Annual Howl-O-Ween is a kid-friendly, non-scary daytime event featuring Tree Frog and his Superheroes. Families take a guided walk through a forested trail, meeting costumed animal characters along the way, with singing and treats. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Nature Station's Aviva Yasgur about the event.

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11:46 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Kids Can 'Tame the Wild Outdoors' at LBL Nature Station This Weekend


LBL's Woodlands Nature Station's Aviva Yasgur describes its weekend of outdoor activities with critter observation as well as hands-on workshops in outdoor cooking, kayaking and atlatl spear chucking. Nature Center spokesperson Aviva Yasgur is here with all the details about this weekend's first ever "Tame the Wild Outdoor Kids Festival," and speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about activities from critter observation, outdoor cooking, kayaking and atlatl spear chucking. 

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