July 29, 2019 – The Speaker Series had a great turnout for the last session in the spring lineup. The Speaker Series will continue the second week in September. Keep checking com for details, or like “Friends of Virgin Falls” on Facebook to see the schedule when posted.  Thank you for your attendance and we look forward to seeing you again in the fall.

June 11, 2019 – Sparta Speaker Series – Gary Clendenon – “Invasive and Detrimental Insect Invaders: The Original Ecoterrorists”

June 14, 2019Hike to Virgin Falls through Big Bottom

June 15, 2019Lost Creek Cave Tour

June 18, 2019 – Sparta Speaker Series – Dr. Stephen Stedman – “Spring Butterflies of Dog Cove”

June 22, 2019Dog Cove Hike

June 25, 2019 – Sparta Speaker Series – Jay Replogle – “Bladesmithing”

July 2, 2019 – Sparta Speaker Series – Debbie Moore – “The Trail of Tears: The Causes and the Outcomes”

July 3, 2019Hike to Virgin Falls through Big Bottom

July 9, 2019 – Sparta Speaker Series – Trisha Johnson & Jacqueline Broeker – “Our Majestic Tennessee Hemlocks”

July 16, 2019 – Sparta Speaker Series – Park Manager Stuart Carroll – “Environmental Struggles to Protect Fall Creek Falls State Park”

Chuck Sutherland discussing Caves of Tennessee at Sparta Speaker Series
Photo by Cathy Kelch Napple