The Tennessee Environmental Council notes that this week has been proclaimed Natural Areas Week: http://www.tectn.org/NaturalAreasWeek.pdf. There are activities planned in each of the state's Grand Divisions. It's been a great week to get out, except for a little rain. One wishes that the state had come up with a title a little more exciting than "Natural Areas Week." Rather clinical, don't you think? Or perhaps bureaucratic. One shudders to think of what places would be classified "Unnatural Areas" or maybe "Artificial Zones."
Regardless, support TEC if you can. They're doing great work. Their annual Green Tie Affair is coming up and you find out more here: http://www.tectn.org/greentie_home.htm