I hope you all are safe and well during this time of uncertainty. I am taking one day at a time here in western North Carolina and am grateful to have an amazing Network of partners to continue to work and visit with remotely. Daily I reflect on how the world's perspective of our natural resources, including our rivers and streams, may change during these next few months, as the beauty of nature is a refuge for many during these unpredictable times. Wish you all the best - Gillian Bee, TRBN Coordinator
The mission of the Tennessee River Basin Network is to inspire and empower the people of the Tennessee River Basin to effectively steward the region's aquatic biodiversity.
LET'S CELEBRATE SUCCESS
We are happy to announce our call for award nominations has opened. Do you know an individual or organization doing great things for our aquatic life? Submission deadline is 11:59pm EST April 30th.
Two awards are given out for accomplishments in research, management, education, or outreach. Award recipients receive a cash prize and acknowledgement at our annual Celebration Banquet.
A recent survey was circulated throughout our Network partners to identify mutual priorities for us to act on in the coming years. A total of 38 different organizations participated in this exercise. Thank you for making this effort a success! We will be putting our heads together in the near future to identify a collective path forward toaddress connectivity and nonpoint source pollution in the Tennessee River Basin. Keep a look out for future communications on this.
SAVE THE DATE
July 28-29, Chattanooga TN
@ Bessie Smith Cultural Center
We have a great group of partners working to ensure our sixth annual meeting is a value-added event for you and our Network. Due to COVID-19 we will identify an alternative date if needed. Registration for this free event will open in the next few weeks.
CONSERVATION AT WORK
NRCS recently released a new90-second video serieson conservation practicesadopted by private landowners across the United States. One speaks specifically to aquatic connectivity.
WORLD FISH MIGRATION DAY
Postponed to October 24
The Tennessee River Basin Network continues to work on creating content for you to share via social media on World Fish Migration Day. We are producing a few short videos and info-graphics to engage your followers on a topic many people may not be aware occurs in our Basin.
QUARTERLY WEBINAR SERIES THRIVE REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP We had the opportunity to visit with Rhett Bentley and Charlie Mix of Thrive Regional Partnership on our recent Network webinar. Thrive Regional Partnership is a collaborative organization that unites people across the growing tri-state region to preserve community and natural character. We learned a lot about how to organize and lead a diverse partnership to success! Watch Webinar
AL RIVERS & STREAMS
Members of the Alabama Rivers & Streams Network met in January to learn about new and existing projects to address long-term habitat needs of Alabama’s imperiled species. Meeting Summary & Presentations