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North Cumberland WMA to Be Focus at TWRA’s May Nature @ Noontime

Monday, April 29, 2013 | 02:57am

NASHVILLE --- Joy Sweaney, Wildlife Manager 1 who came to the Nashville office after serving on the staff at North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area, will present the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s May Nature @ Noontime program. The program will be held on Thursday, May 2 from noon-1 p.m. at the TWRA Ray Bell Building Region II Building.

Joy’s presentation will focus on the 140,000 acres of land in the Cumberland Mountains that spans four counties in East Tennessee, North Cumberland consists of three units, Royal Blue, Sundquist, and New River. The WMA is home to rare birdlife, as well as populations of deer, turkey, and the elk herd which was reintroduced to the region.

Moving to the Nashville office last year, Joy served as a wildlife technician at the WMA prior to her promotion. The Knoxville native serves the agency in a variety of ways in her new position.

Hosted by the Information and Education Division, Nature @ Noontime is held the first Thursday of each month. TWRA Nature @ Noontime presentations are about natural resource related topics and last about 30-45 minutes, allowing time for discussion during the allotted lunch hour. Contact Don King (615) 781-6502 or by e-mail: for more information.


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