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Spring Hike – A Look at the Snail Darter

Spring Hike – A Look at the Snail Darter – Saturday, March 19 at Fort Loudoun (1pm to 2:30pm).

The snail darter is a small fish that is part of the perch family and was listed as an endangered species.  For a small fish, it certainly made a big splash in the 1970’s.  The snail darter was one attempt to stop the construction of Tellico Dam, and went so far as to land in the Supreme Court.  Learn about the Tellico Project and the attempts to stop it, the lasting effects, and what became of the snail darter.

This short and easy walk will follow the old paved road.  The hike is about one mile.  Please wear comfortable shoes, bring water, and be prepared for chilly, wet weather.  Although it’s the first day of spring, it’s still March in East Tennessee, anything can happen!

This hike is limited to 20, so be sure to sign up and reserve your spot!  423-420-2331