We will host our first Little River Watershed 101 event of the year on Tuesday, February 18 at Barley's Restaurant in Maryville from 6:00-8:00PM. We are providing the community with an informal chance to listen to a panel discussion about the dams on Little River and their implications.
"We recognize the historical role that small dams have served in commerce and trade; however, in the current era they can be river hazards and can limit the ecological diversity of the river system. We would like to start a conversation about these small dams and their place, and hear what other communities are doing to address these aging structures," said Kim Raia, LRWA board chair.
The panelists will include experts from both Maryville College and University of Tennessee, Conservation Fisheries, American Rivers, and US Fish and Wildlife Service. The panelists will address the historical significance of these dams and the costs and benefits of dam removal. The event is open to the public, with food available for purchase from the restaurant.
When: Tuesday, Feb 18 6:00-8:00
Where: Barley's Restaurant, 2nd floor banquet hall, 128 W Broadway Ave Maryville, TN 37801
How: No reservations needed, food available for purchase