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High Knob Naturalist Rally 2020 Presentations Still Available

The Clinch Coalition launched its annual Naturalist Rally online Saturday, September 26, 2020. The wide array of program topics includes edible and medicinal mushrooms, raptors, poison ivy, nature journaling, wildflowers, nature photography, birds, High Knob landforms, reptiles/amphibians on High Knob, the Virginia Big Tree Project and solar energy. All programs are still accessible through TCC's Facebook page and website. The presentations are free and open to the public. The Clinch Coalition Naturalist Rally began in 2008. This year experts, educators and knowledgeable naturalists will continue to explore the unique world of southwest Virginia through 12 to 15 minute programs. Organizations participating include the University of Virginia at Wise, Bays Mountain Park, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Upper Tennessee River Roundtable, Appalachian Voices, Natural Tunnel State Park, The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) and the Virginia Master Naturalist High Knob Chapter. The Clinch Coalition formed in August 1998 when a small group of concerned citizens organized to protect southwest Virginia's great natural resources. The group endeavors to make the public aware and actively involved with the environment through educational Programs, guided hikes, trail work and the High Knob Naturalist Rally. The Clinch Coalition works with the U.S. Forest Service make the High Knob Naturalist Rally possible. ​ A BIG THANKS TO OUR RALLY SPONSORS Virginia Organizing Environmental Monitoring, Inc. Eastman Credit Union Scott County Tourism Valley View Animal Clinic ​R-Mac Realty Diana Withen Broadwater Trading Company The Scott County Virginia Star ​ Clinch Coalition voices concerns to state about Spearhead Trails WCYB TV interview with Wally Smith, TCC Vice President:

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