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Shelby Farms Trails Gateway Introduces New Wetland and Wildlife Observation Area

MEMPHIS, TN — Citizens are invited to an early celebration of Earth Day on April 17th at Shelby Farms Trails Gateway to view a newly improved wetland and wildlife observation area.  Improvements to the area include an overlook platform, water's edge access to the wetlands, and new bioretention ponds that will mimic wetlands and will attract wildlife while preventing pollution from draining into the Wolf River. The Trails Gateway, located on the east side of Shelby Farms Park near Germantown Parkway, is the trail head and marks the start of over 30 miles of pedestrian, bicycle and equestrian trails. Read Entire Article



Six Tennessee Sites Added to the National Register of Historic Places

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Historical Commission has announced six Tennessee sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. It is part of a nationwide program that coordinates and supports efforts to identify, evaluate and protect historic resources. The Tennessee Historical Commission administers the program in Tennessee.

"From a giant guitar-shaped building in Bristol to the striking centerpiece of the state's judicial system in Nashville, these latest National Register listings illustrate the diversity of our state's historic places," State Historic Preservation Officer and Executive Director of the Tennessee Historical Commission Patrick McIntyre said. "The National Register is an honorary way to recognize this heritage in the hope that these places will be maintained for future generations to know and appreciate."

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MEMPHIS AREA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 
The Memphis Area Association of Governments (MAAG) is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership, direction, administration, coordination and implementation of all Commission programs. This person shall be responsible for the development of future projects and/or programs that are necessary to the future of the organization, the region, and its membership.

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