Earth Week Bristol 2020

The first Earth Day, held on April 22nd, 1970, is generally heralded as the beginning of the modern environmental movement. It’s estimated that some 20 million Americans, approximately 10% of the entire U.S. population, participated in Earth Day activities in 1970. By the end of that year, the Environmental Protection Agency was created and the […]

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2019 Wildlife Weekend Photo Contest Announced

Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park (“Friends”) has announced its 13th Annual Wildlife Weekend Photography Contest and Show. The event is being held in conjunction with Wildlife Weekend, October 11th and 12th at Steele Creek Park in Bristol, TN.  Amateur photographers of all ages, including children and teens, are encouraged to participate. Eligible […]

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Nature Center Expansion – Sneak Peek Open House June 30th

Are you curious to know what the expanded Nature Center will look like when it opens in October?  If so, stop by this Friday, anytime between 4 and 8 pm.  The doors will be open and Friends volunteers will be on hand to show you around and to tell you about all of the exciting […]

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Wildlife Weekend 2016: October 7 and 8

Don’t miss the exciting fun, as this year’s Wildlife Weekend kicks off on Friday evening, October 7th with announcement of the Photo Contest winners, an update on the exciting Nature Center Expansion, and a fascinating talk on Astrophotography by local expert Marq Marquette. On Saturday there will be the always popular bird banding demonstration, lots […]

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Survey for Bristol TN Comprehensive Trails and Greenways Plan

Everyone is encouraged to complete the online survey to help improve walking and cycling in Bristol! “The City of Bristol is in the process of preparing the Comprehensive Trails and Greenways Plan and would like your input! This survey is intended to obtain information on local bicycling and walking habits, conditions, and needs in order […]

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Saturday Morning: Spring Migration Bird Walk

Saturday, May 7th 9:30 am Spring Migration Bird Walk Hearing is believing, and oh yeah, so is seeing! Meet Larry at the Nature Center for a moderate walk looking for migrating songbirds, waterfowl, hawks and more!

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Nature Center Expansion – It’s About to Happen!

After years of anticipation and planning, expansion of the current Nature Center at Steele Creek Park is about to become a reality!  On April 5th, the Bristol Tennessee City Council gave final approval to Burwil Construction Company’s bid for the initial building project.  When completed, the new Nature Center will have more than double the […]

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Spring Break Nature Camps!

Still looking for something for your kids to do during Spring Break? It’s not too late to register for Spring Break Nature Camps! This fun week of camp is a great opportunity for kids to explore nature and enjoy Steele Creek Park. Spaces are limited and your child must be pre-registered. Take advantage of early […]

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Tree Keepers Workshop – Saturday, March 12th

Don’t miss the 2016 edition of the Annual Steele Creek Park Tree Keepers Workshop scheduled for Saturday, March 12th at the Park Lodge.  This year’s featured speakers include regional sustainable family farmer and King University faculty member, Dr. Richard Moyer, and E.T.S.U. Arborist Manager, Travis Watson. Topics to be covered include “Tree Basics”, “Basic Tree […]

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Wildlife Weekend 2015

Despite the less than ideal weather, this year’s Wildlife Weekend was one of the best in recent years. For those that came to the Park to learn and have fun, the weather was not a damper! For a full report on the weekend’s activities, see the October Knobs and Knolls newsletter! Wildlife Weekend in Photos […]

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