Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Date: 9/23

Time: 9:00 am-noon ET

Location: Worthington Cemetery Trail in Oak Ridge, TN at Elza Gate Park trailhead. GPS Coordinates: 35.710352, -84.234564

County: Anderson, TN

Description: On September 23, Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning and TVA will again partner for our annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD) celebration, to be held at TVA’s Worthington Cemetery Ecological Study Area (ESA) on Melton Hill Reservoir in Oak Ridge. TCWP has for many years partnered with TVA to enhance and protect natural resources at Worthington Cemetery and other TVA lands throughout East Tennessee as part of our mutual stewardship efforts. Our yearly efforts in this area are helping to eradicate wisteria from the cemetery, and privet as well as other invasive exotics from the ESA.

We’ll meet for the cleanup at 9 a.m. at the Elza Gate Park picnic area near the intersection of Oak Ridge Turnpike and Melton Lake Drive. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothes, and bring water, gloves, and clippers, loppers, or bow or pruning saws, if possible. Other tools and equipment will also be available at the worksite. Lunch will be provided.