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Posted on: August 26, 2015

“Celebrate Your Parks” in Farragut Sept. 27

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The Town of Farragut will host Celebrate Your Parks – A National Public Lands Day Event – at Founders Park at Campbell Station (formerly Campbell Station Park) on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This free event is sanctioned by National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands that, in 2014, experienced approximately 175,000 volunteers working at more than 2,100 sites throughout America.

Celebrate Your Parks honors Farragut’s commitment to providing quality public lands in our community and East Tennessee region. The Town offers over 150 acres of public lands within its 16 square miles, including parks, open space and greenways.

The event will feature a variety of activities – appealing to both youth and adults – and presenters encouraging citizens to get outside and learn about the wonderful natural resources in our community. Kids’ activities will include a geocaching adventure, scavenger hunt, and make-and-take crafts featuring pinecone bird feeders, leaf rubbings and garden plantings. Attendees will also get hands-on to create fun snacks, including ants on a log and caterpillar grape kabobs.

Representatives from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Water Resources will host “Kids in the Creek,” an in-creek activity to show attendees how to identify biological indicators of water quality. The Izaak Walton League will lead a guided hike through the park. Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be on hand to distribute information on protecting our environment, and the Knox County Master Gardeners will lead a talk at the Outdoor Classroom, located on Campbell Station Road at the entrance to Farragut High School. A complete schedule of events is available at www.townoffarragut.org/publiclandsday.
At the event, Farragut’s Office of Sustainability will conduct a light bulb exchange. Attendees are encouraged to bring an incandescent bulb to exchange for a 60W equivalent, dimmable LED bulb (one bulb per household). The purpose of this project is to reduce energy consumption through energy efficiency, which reduces energy production demands on power plants. The results are a reduction in energy costs for users/homeowners and improved environmental health for the land, air and water observed at Town parks.

Celebrate Your Parks will also be the formal kick-off to the “1-Year Down the Drain: Turkey Creek” project at the Outdoor Classroom. In partnership with Pellissippi State Community College, Farragut’s Stormwater Matters will lead this collaborative service project to engage students in an intensive, year-long collection of waste materials from Turkey Creek. These materials will be stored and displayed at the Outdoor Classroom for one year beginning in September 2015 to raise awareness of the materials that run down the storm drain. The Outdoor Classroom is a water quality demonstration space featuring permeable pavers, rainwater harvesting and activity areas. Community groups interested in volunteering at this space should contact Stormwater Coordinator Lori Saal at lsaal@townoffarragut.org or 966-7057.

Additional event parking will be available at Farragut Primary School. In case of severe inclement weather, call 966-2420 for the status of the event. To find out more about National Public Lands Day, visit www.publiclandsday.org. For more event information, contact Special Events and Program Coordinator Lauren Cox at lcox@townoffarragut.org or 966-7057.

2015 Celebrate Your Parks Schedule ofRead on...

Posted on: August 26, 2015

Farragut’s Free Day of Putt-Putt Provides Family Fun

Who says nothing in life is free? The Town of Farragut and Putt-Putt Golf & Games of Farragut will offer a dose of free fun at the 24th annual Free Day of Putt-Putt on Monday, Sept. 21. Players can enjoy putt-putt at no charge from noon to 9 p.m. The event is designed to build community and to provide a safe, entertaining activity for families.

Putt-Putt Golf & Games (www.farragutputtputt.com) is located in the West End Center in Farragut. For more information about the Free Day of Putt-Putt, contact Farragut Special Events and Program Coordinator Lauren Cox at lcox@townoffarragut.org or 966-7057Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2015

Farragut Invites Community to Sept. 16 Impact Fee Study Public Forum

The Town of Farragut will host an Impact Fee Study Public Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Farragut Town Hall. The impact fee study is being led by Duncan Associates of Austin, Texas, in collaboration with The Corradino Group in Nashvi...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2015

Town of Farragut Welcomes 2015-16 AmeriCorps Service Member

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The Town of Farragut is entering its fifth year as a participant in the AmeriCorps national service program. Often described as a “domestic Peace Corps,” AmeriCorps engages citizens in full-time service to their country through long-term service proje...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2015

Farragut greenway counter offers valuable usage information

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The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization installed a greenway counter along Grigsby Chapel Greenway to collect valuable information regarding the greenway’s usage.

Data was collected from April to June of this year, revealing th...Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2015

Social Media 4 Seniors brings classes to Town Hall

The Town of Farragut is hosting three technology classes for seniors offered by local company Social Media 4 Seniors (www.socialmedia4seniors.net) in September at the Farragut Town Hall. Participants must be 55 years or older to attend. Register early as ...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2015

Town of Farragut to close portion of Everett Road July 7

The Town of Farragut will close the portion of Everett Road between Union Road and Split Rail Farm Subdivision beginning Tuesday, July 7 for an approximate 18-month road improvement project.

Access will continue to be provided for residents and church...Read on...



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