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Friends of the Park
P.O. Box 748
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Phone 423.648.5623
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   New Civil War History layer added to Hamilton County GIS  
 
Thursday, August 06 2009 @ 11:21 AM EDT
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The public is invited to a series of meetings throughout the Chattanooga area to learn about and how to use a new preservation and planning tool: a new history layer that will soon be a part of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) property database of Hamilton County, Tennessee.

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   Join us for a Delta Queen party!  
 
Thursday, July 09 2009 @ 09:52 AM EDT
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Explore. Dine. Marvel. Enjoy! National Treasures, a festive summer party that benefits the Friends of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, takes place on Thursday, July 23 from 6-9 PM. The event celebrates two unique American gems: the 1927 Delta Queen at Coolidge Park and our 1889 National Park, with outposts across our community at Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Moccasin Bend, Orchard Knob and Signal Point.  read more (269 words)


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   July 4th brings living history to Lookout  
 
Monday, June 29 2009 @ 08:56 AM EDT
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Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a series of special events on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5, 2009 at Lookout Mountain Battlefield's Point Park. Throughout the weekend, living history volunteers representing the 37th Georgia Infantry will conduct demonstrations at the historic Point.  read more (296 words)


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   Lookouts 'National Park Night' to benefit Friends  
 
Tuesday, May 19 2009 @ 12:35 PM EDT
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Friends of the Park will celebrate two great American traditions -- National Parks and baseball! -- on Monday, June 29th as they present 'National Park Night with the Lookouts.'

$4 tickets will get you a ringside seat as the Chattanooga Lookouts play the Carolina Mudcats -- PLUS National Park-related goodies and fun at the Lookouts' AT&T Stadium that evening.



Buy your tickets from one of our Board members, on this website, or at one of the ten Chattanooga-area branches of our National Park Night partner, Northwest Georgia Bank.

100% of your purchase will benefit the operations of Friends of the Park in our mission of supporting and enhancing Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

Great cause! And National Park Night will be a great chance to enjoy a family-friendly, budget-friendly summer outing, courtesy of the Chattanooga Lookouts.
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   Former NPS Director named to Interior Department post  
 
Monday, May 18 2009 @ 03:40 PM EDT
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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has appointed former National Park Service Director Robert G. Stanton as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy, Management, and Budget.

Stanton is familiar to many in Chattanooga, having visited the Park here in fall of 2008 when he was one of the featured speakers in an annual lecture series sponsored by Friends of Moccasin Bend, sister organization to Friends of the Park.



Stanton (right) in 1999, presenting a National Park volunteer with honorary ranger status

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   Public comment sought for Moccasin Bend riverbank stabilization  
 
Wednesday, May 06 2009 @ 11:15 AM EDT
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The National Park Service has released an Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluating alternatives for stabilizing approximately 5 miles of riverbank at Moccasin Bend in Chattanooga. Bank stabilization is necessary to preserve and protect archeological resources that are being lost due to erosion and theft in the Moccasin Bend National Archeological District, a unit of Chickamauga and Chattanooga. The public is invited to comment on the project during a 30 day period that began May 4, 2009.



Photo above: About five miles of riverbank are of concern in the Park's newest unit at Moccasin Bend. The Park Service is in the planning stage for visitor experiences that will enable the public to explore the Bend's American Indian and Civil War history.  read more (266 words)


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   Friends get firsthand look at Stringer's Ridge  
 
Thursday, April 16 2009 @ 05:58 PM EDT
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Friends president Becky Browder and executive director Kay Parish attended the spring 2009 meeting of Chattanooga’s Preservation and Conservation Alliance (PACA) on Tuesday, April 7th at the offices of the Trust For Public Land (TPL) in North Chattanooga. The meeting included a hike of Stringer's Ridge, a 92-acre property that TPL is working to preserve.



Photo above: Viewshed of Stringer's Ridge from one of its scenic trails.  read more (297 words)


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   Memorial "Pops" Concert returns in 2009  
 
Wednesday, April 15 2009 @ 04:23 PM EDT
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The Army Ground Forces Band, featuring The Old Flint River Dixieland Band, will perform at Pops in the Park at Chickamauga Battlefield's Wilder Tower on Saturday, May 23. A salute to all military personnel, active duty and veterans, the free event kicks off at 7 p.m. at Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, with spectacular fireworks just after dark.

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   Park sparkles after April 4th Volunteer Day  
 
Tuesday, April 14 2009 @ 03:31 PM EDT
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One hundred and thirty eight volunteers descended on Chickamauga and Chattanooga on Saturday, April 4th for the annual work day sponsored at Civil War sites across the nation by the Civil War Preservation Trust and the History Channel. Local sponsors included Friends of the Park, Chattem, Inc., Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Chattanooga, the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau and the American Hiking Society.



Above: Keith and Janet Atkins came to Park Day from their home in Lenoir City, NC to work on landscape restoration at the McDonald Farm on Chickamauga Battlefield. It was their 5th year to participate at Chick Chatt.  read more (203 words)


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   Free Bike Tours of Chickamauga Battlefield Begin This Weekend  
 
Friday, April 10 2009 @ 10:54 AM EDT
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Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga are once again joining forces to offer a series of free, monthly historical bike tours of the Park's Chickamauga Battlefield unit. The 2009 rides begin this Saturday, April 11.

Riders can bring their own bikes or reserve one provided by Outdoor Chattanooga. The Outdoor Chattanooga bikes are being made available through funding from Friends of the Park and the Chattanooga Bicycle Club.

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