Last week Tim was on the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway. The greenway is a path for walking, running, biking, and skating that runs next to the South Chickamauga Creek. Here is a map of the completed sections of the greenway. The Trust for Public Land is currently working on connecting the missing segments to complete the entire 14-mile greenway and connect it to the Tennessee Riverwalk. For a preview, check out this video tour of the newest section of the greenway.
Last week Tim was boarding CARTA’s free electric shuttle on Broad Street in Downtown Chattanooga. The shuttle runs between Downtown, the Southside, and the North Shore. Click here for a map of the shuttle route.
Last week Tim was at Tennessee Riverplace, across the Tennessee River from William’s Island. The island is 450 acres and over 2 miles long. The island is owned by the State of Tennessee Division of Archaeology and managed by the Tennessee River Gorge Trust. Although no one lives on the island now, archaeologists have found evidence of human settlements on the island dating back to as early as 12,000 B.C.
Last week Tim was at the Chickamauga Lock. The lock allows barges and other boats to travel past the Chickamauga Dam, lifting and lowering them about 50 feet between Chickamauga and Nickajack reservoirs. The lock is owned by TVA and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. An average of .7 – 2.7 million tons of cargo passed through the lock every year between 1997 and 2010.
Last week Tim was at the Orange Grove Recycling Center in Chattanooga’s Glenwood Neighborhood. The center diverts more than 1 million tons of waste from landfills each month! It is a regional material recovery facility that accepts recyclables from curbside recycling programs, drop-off centers, businesses, and schools.
The Center employs over 130 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The employees sort, separate, bale, and prepare the recyclables to be sold to manufacturers that can reuse them.
To find out how to recycle in your area, click one of the links below:
Last week Tim was on the Coca-Cola stage at the Riverbend Festival. The Coca-Cola stage is a barge that was converted into a stage. It floats in the Tennessee River just off shore during the eight-day music festival.
The RPA will be at Riverbend through Saturday so come on down and check out our booth in the concessions area just across from the Ross’s Landing playground. You can make your mark on our Live Work Play map, tell us what you love about our community, and pick up one of our Planner Speak fans.
Last week Tim was on top of Orchard Knob in Chattanooga. Orchard Knob is part of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. You can see several state monuments, cannons, and a great perspective of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge from the knob. To learn more about the history of Orchard Knob, you can visit the National Park Service site.