Many to celebrate National Public Lands Day

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(WATE) — Tennessee Valley Authority is honoring National Public Lands Day by giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.

TVA manages 293,000 acres of public land including campgrounds, swim beaches, fishing piers, playgrounds, hiking trails and more.

During the month of September, visitors can help give back to the environment. TVA will be hosting events across the region, including SturgeonFest at Seven Islands State Birding Park and Norris Fall Island Invasion and Cleanup at Noris Dam State Park.

For more information, visit TVA’s website.

Also, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy encourages families to use the day, Sept. 30, to go for a hike. Families who share their experience on the trail from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 can win for four Osprey daypacks. Submissions must be posted on social media with the hashtag #ATFamilyHike. Submissions can also be sent to is fun for the entire family

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