Nature Center Expansion Construction Progressing!

The nice spring weather has allowed BurWil Construction to continue their work at a brisk pace!  This week, the elevator shaft took shape and work began on the exterior walls. Here are a few photos taken today.   In other exciting news this week, Friends has reached an agreement to partner with Ed Hackley for […]

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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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Friends donates 3 acre Park addition to City

Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park recently gave the City of Bristol Tennessee a big New Year’s gift.  How big was it?  Almost exactly three acres!  And, more than its size, was what it contained! After years of effort, Friends was able to purchase a three acre lot just off of Skyline Drive […]

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Earth Day 2011 Steele Creek Lake and Park Cleanup

Celebrate Earth Day 2011 by coming to Steele Creek Park and helping us make a difference.  Saturday morning, April 30th, Friends will be sponsoring and coordinating a lake cleanup effort at the park.  As one of Keep Bristol Beautiful’s 2011 Great American Cleanup events, this will be your opportunity to make a difference in enhancing […]

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Herbarium Day this Saturday

Herbarium Day at Steele Creek Park on September 25 will include guided tours about plant diversity in the region.  Plants to be used in the park herbarium will be collected. There will be a workshop with hands-on experience identifying, preparing, pressing and mounting plants.  This activity is well suited for high school age and up.  The […]

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Friends of Steele Creek awarded grant from Kingsport Community Foundation

Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park was recently awarded a generous grant from the Kingsport Community Foundation to purchase educational materials for the Nature Center.  The $1000 grant will be used to greatly enhance the Nature Center’s library and resource center with educational nature books and DVD’s for children and adults (primarily children.) […]

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Herbarium Project at Steele Creek Park – Volunteers Needed!

The Nature Center, in conjunction with Friends of Steele Creek, has begun the development of a park herbarium.  Plants within the park will be gathered, identified and preserved and will be used for scientific, educational, and resource management purposes.  Volunteers are needed for all aspects of this exciting project. Our next activity is scheduled for Saturday, May […]

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