Learn about Rescue Squad and donate to bloodhound puppy training
Members of the Anderson County Emergency Rescue Team will tell the County Democratic Women’s Club what to do when the women gather at Shoney’s Restaurant, 204 S. Illinois Ave., Oak Ridge on Monday at 6:00 pm.
Rescue Chiefs Terry Allen and Paula Daniel discuss a nonprofit, volunteer-run emergency response organization that serves Anderson County. Rescue teams respond to a variety of emergencies, including missing children, car accidents, water rescues, and high school training events, according to a news release.
The Rescue Squad is raising money to train a new member, Bloodhound puppy Bocephus. “Bo” goes to search and rescue school when the team has money to send him.
The Democratic Women’s Club will also hear from Ken and Donna Wheeler about the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Yellow DOT program. The Yellow DOT program aims to make personal medical information readily available to first responders in the event of an emergency on Tennessee roads.
For more information, email Democratic Women’s Club President Ann Mostoller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experts lead ‘Resilient Garden’ forum
Roane County Master Gardeners will host a Winter Symposium on Saturday, February 11th.
According to a news release from the group, “The extreme cold of the recent holiday season has made it clear that we face the daunting challenges of establishing and maintaining gardens that are resilient enough to nurture and support us. The Resilient Garden: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century brings together the latest research for home gardeners across the fields of plant science, ecology, soil science, plant pathology and wildlife management. , addresses these difficulties.
Scheduled speakers and topics:
- “Keys to Growing Nutrient-Rich Foods” Natalie Bumgarner, Associate Professor of Plant Science, Department of Plant Science, Agricultural Institute, University of Tennessee
- “Supporting pollinators in a changing landscape” Jennifer Tsuruda Assistant Professor and Beekeeping Extension Specialist, UT Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
- “Management of Annoying Wildlife: What to Do About Deer (and Other Creatures),” Capt. Russell “Rusty” Balls, Captive Wildlife/ADC Program Ordinator, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Authority (TWRA)
- “Garden Resilience” Associate Professor Andrea Ludwig, Ecological Engineering, Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soils, UT
- “New Directions in Landscape Design Haley Treadway, UT Extension Agent, Hamilton County.
The symposium will be held from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Roan State Community College, Harriman Campus and will include a continental breakfast, lunch, and a live auction featuring gardening delights donated by sponsors or handmade by members. included. Auctioneer William “Bear” Stephenson hosts the event.
For more information or to register, please visit https://mgroanecounty.org/.
Emory River Supporters Gather
The Emory River Basin Association, a Morgan County-based nonprofit organization that champions the Emory River and its watershed, will host its annual meeting on Eastern Tuesday, February 7, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Highlands Electric Cooperative Auditorium. We will hold the next general meeting. 825 Spring Street, Wartburg.
Featured speaker is Joe Johnson, Tennessee Department of Agriculture Forestry Division Roan and Morgan County area forester. He will present programs on forest health, including insect and disease threats facing forests, tree physiology as it relates to tree health, and what people can do to create healthy forests within their watersheds.
A complimentary potluck buffet is provided. Menu items include baked potato soup, cornbread, beans and rice, six-layer salad, sweet potato casserole, croissant sandwiches, and brownies.
There will also be a silent auction of food items, including brownies, pies, cakes and other Valentine’s Day goodies, according to a news release.
For more information about the Emory River Watershed Association or this event, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/emoryriverwatershedassociation.