TNC of KY Supporters Get the Sturgis Experience!

By Cadell Walker, Associate Director of Philanthropy
 

On a spectacular fall day in October, supporters of the Big Rivers Corridor Project got a first-hand look at this remarkable piece of property – some for the very first time. Staff members from Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) were on hand to lead the group as they toured the property by boat and truck.  The morning started out with a boat tour up the Tradewater River, where visitors were treated to scenic views of cypress trees, riverbank features and local wildlife (even a snake on its morning swim!) 

Boat Tour of the Tradewater River
Guests enjoy a tour of the Tradewater River

After the boat tour, visitors embarked on a driving tour facilitated by Kentucky Deparment of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

KYDFWR staff
KDFWR staff lead a tour of the Big Rivers Corridor Project site.

 KDFWR officials and Conservancy staff not only talked about the property’s ecological significance  with our guests,  but were able to show them why the Big Rivers Corridor Project is an important addition to our conservation work in Kentucky. 

Diving Tour of the Big Rivers Corridor Project site
Guests enjoy a tour of the Big Rivers Corridor Project site, courtesty of Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

After the driving tour, attendees were treated to lunch at the scenic overlook.  Visitors enjoyed barbecue sandwiches, potato salad and baked apple pie as they marveled at the unbelievable view and overall majesty of the property.  It was definitely a day our guests and staff  will never forget!

The Big Rivers Corridor Project
View of the Ohio River from Scenic Bluffs overlooking the Big Rivers Corridor Project area

The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky is grateful to our members, donors, and Trustees for supporting the Big Rivers Corridor Project. To date, the Conservancy has raised over $230,000 toward the private match needed by KDFWR to secure the first phase of the Big Rivers Corridor Project.

Group Shot
Friends and Supporters of the Big Rivers Corridor Project enjoy beautiful day at the project site.

To learn more about the Big Rivers Corridor Project, please visit our website.