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Today is Wednesday, 30 July, 2014

7/11 : 5:00pm  
Muddy Water Watch

This summer we will be monitoring logging operations, eroding roads, trails, campsites, and off road vehicle areas. Problems with these areas can add pollution to critical cold-water streams. Over 20% of the French Broad Watershed is in the National Forest, so this work is extremely important to ensure protection of these headwater streams.
This work will also be really fun, as we will be picking monitoring dates and hiking, biking, and driving around a few sub-watersheds to document problems. We will then document those problems and work with the National Forest to make improvements.
There will be on site training to go over forest best management practices so that everyone will be prepared to identify sources of sediment pollution.
We will be monitoring on the following dates: July 11, 16, 25, and 30. Please RSVP for details concerning meeting times and locations.

7/22 : 10:00 am  
Day Out With Thomas Leader of the Track Tour 2011: Pulling into The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

It's "Steamies" versus "Diesels" and our favorite No.1 engine is right on track! Thomas the Tank Engine™ is set to roll into Bryson City for the Day Out With Thomas™: Leader of the Track Tour 2011. All little engineers are invited to cheer him on and take a ride with Thomas. The event, which takes place July 22-24 & 29-31, 2011, will be hosted by Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and presented by HIT Entertainment and sponsored by MEGA Brands, a leading toy company.
Thomas the Tank Engine, star of Thomas & Friends™, on PBS KIDS® and Sprout® kicks off his Day Out With Thomas: Leader of the Track Tour 2011 in March and is expected to welcome more than one million passengers through November. During the Day Out With Thomas: Leader of the Track Tour 2011, children will ride with Thomas up steep hills, around deep, blue lakes, and help him win the race against the diesel engines—if only in their imaginations.
The tour provides a unique, interactive family experience at every station, offering a variety of entertaining activities that reflect the local flavor of each stop. At Great Smoky Mountains Railroad activities will include: bouncy houses, balloon animals, bubble station, petting zoo and a sand blast station.
The approximately 25-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine will depart every 45 minutes, rain or shine, with departure times at 10:000am through 2:45pm Friday and Saturday and Sunday departure times 9:15am through 3:30pm. Tickets for the Day Out With Thomas: Leader of the Track Tour 2011 are $18 plus tax for ages two and up.
Tickets are on sale now by calling toll-free 866.468.7630 or logging onto For more information and directions contact the Great Smoky Mountains online or call 1-800-872-4681
For general information or to find a Day Out With Thomas: Leader of the Track Tour 2011 event near you, visit

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