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Heritage Center Greenway Powerhouse Trail

  • 08/20/2022
  • 7:30 AM
  • Heritage Center Greenway Powerhouse Trail


  • Members and visitors are invited to register.

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SANP Field Event

Water Lotus, Redwing Blackbirds and Damselflies at the Heritage Center Greenway Powerhouse Trail

Saturday, August 20th at 7:30 am


Leader: Dale Potter    Phone:  (865)-773-8114      E-mail:

Meeting place: Heritage Center Greenway Powerhouse Trail

Registration available:  Beginning today 

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Description: This is about a mile loop in Oak Ridge. This greenway is known for the birds, the marshland around the pond, along with various wildflowers. The trail is an easily walked loop, but parts of the trail may be muddy. 

This time of year damselflies and dragonflies will be active. For those that enjoy photographing the water lotus, they should be blooming.  Redwing Blackbirds should be hanging out for their photo ops.

Learning opportunities: 

This is an excellent location to work on your technique using macro, zoom, or the lens you prefer. A long lens will be handy.  You will have several options to explore and play with your camera. Tripod or monopod suggested.

What to wear:  It is August and warm. Dress comfortably. Sunscreen, hat may be helpful.

What to bring:  Camera, Tripod, water, snacks, and whatever you need to be comfortable photographing around the trail and water.  Raingear in the event it should rain.

Walking required: The amount of walking you do will be entirely up to you and how much exploring you want to do.  

How to find me:  Red Jeep Wrangler

Driving directions:  Use Google MAPS for the Heritage Center Powerhouse Trail. You should arrive at a gravel parking area at the Greenway trailhead entrance. 

GPS coordinates 35.915351, -84.399903

Directions from I-40 and Hwy 95 Junction: From I-40, go north on Hwy 95 for approximately 6.5 miles; stay left and exit onto Hwy 58 west (Gallaher Road); go west on Hwy 58 for approximately 3 miles; just before crossing the Clinch River bridge turn right to exit on to West Bear Creek Road; turn right at the junction with West Bear Creek road and the parking area is on the left in 100 yards.

Contacts:     Jerry Whaley, President       Julie Glibbery, Membership Manager       General Information

Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located near the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee.
Mailing address: 1143 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Ste 107A-231, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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