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Environment
7:35 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Youth Report: Not So Fast, All About LBL's Turtle Derby

Earlier this month, over 16 million viewers tuned in to watch the 139th annual Kentucky Derby. To celebrate the event, the Nature Station at Land Between the Lakes held their own, much slower race: the Kentucky Turtle Derby. WKMS Youth Reporter Aaron Sikkel covered the event and sat down with Naturalist Aviva Yasgur to learn about how turtles contribute to the region's ecosystem. This article features the full version of the interview.

Special thanks to Aaron's mom, Claire Fuller, for coordinating the interview and taking photos. If you are interested in getting involved in the WKMS Youth Radio Project, check out our page with more info, here.

Environment
10:32 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Temporary Closures at LBL Including Turkey Bay OHV Area

From Press Release: Land Between The Lakes (LBL) received excessive rainfall throughout the day Saturday leading to extremely saturated soil conditions that caused the temporary closure of Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area, as of April 29th, until further notice. Turkey Bay management will re-evaluate trail conditions as the weather improves. 

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Environment
2:28 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Land Between the Lakes: New Season, Fee Changes

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In December, we reported that Land Between the Lakes will have to cut $1 million from their annual operating budget, following across-the-board budget reduction for all national parks. On Sounds Good, Land Between the Lakes' Denise Schmittou outlines the new season and a few fee changes due to the budget review.

Government
6:41 am
Wed December 26, 2012

LBL to see $1 million budget cut

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The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will have to cut a million dollars from its annual operating budget following across-the-board budget reductions for all national parks.  LBL Area Supervisor Bill Lisowsky says this means some smaller roads along with Jones Creek and Rushing Creek campgrounds will be closed.

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Environment
9:03 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Land Between the Lakes Burns

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Firefighters say they’ve contained weekend wildfires that burned more than 250 acres of woodlands in northern parts of The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

Environment
6:00 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Extra Water Keeps LBL Animals Cool

Land Between the Lakes wildlife management workers say extra water is keeping their captive animals cool. LBL manages over 100 bison and around 35 elk, as well as numerous species at its Nature Station. Wildlife technician Curtis Fowler said so far the bison and elk are doing well in the heat

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Government
3:33 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

LBL Looks for Public Input on Cuts One More Time

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Land Between the Lakes officials are giving the public a final chance to comment on suggestions for budget cuts and fee increases at the park.

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Environment
2:36 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

LBL Nature Station adds pop culture spice to their programs

The Land Between the Lakes Nature Station has delighted visitors for many years with events such as nature hikes and its Hummingbird Festival. But now, some officials behind those events are using pop culture to boost interest. Casey Northcutt reports on their quirky mixture of wildlife and television that turned the Nature Station into the “Nature Stadium.”

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Afternoon Update
4:45 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/1/12

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Today on NPR: Wal-Mart To Leave Conservative Legislative Group

 

Four Rivers Region:

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LBL
4:41 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

LBL officials review public comment for cost cutting measures

Land Between the Lakes officials are compiling all the budget reduction suggestions from their recent public meetings and online survey over the next few weeks. 

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