The Overmountain Chapter promotes conservation and restoration for the Watauga, South Holston, & Nolichucky watersheds in Northeast Tennessee.

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Our Next Chapter Meeting

Northeast TN Trout Update

by Jim Habera

We are excited to have Jim Habera of TWRA Region 4 out for our yearly update on the status of trout in northeast Tennessee. This is one of the most popular programs and it is always great to hear how the agency is protecting and improving cold-water resources.

Due to COVID-19, we will be meeting outdoors and we will not be serving food.  We have pushed the start time back to 6:30PM in order to give people time to eat dinner before they arrive.  Please bring a mask or face covering to wear.


Location:  Kawanis Park, Carter Blvd, Elizabethton

Date:  Tuesday, Oct 20th, 2020

Time:  6:30 PM

Todd Burleson Memorial Cleanup

Thirty four people from the Roan Mountain Community and the Overmountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited participated in the 25th Annual Todd Burleson Memorial Cleanup of the Doe River and its creeks this Saturday. The stream clean-up is held annually in honor of Todd Burleson.  Todd, an avid angler, conservationist and community leader, started the first clean-up in 1995.  The Burleson family and Trout Unlimited have kept his effort alive every September for 25 years.  Participants varied from Elementary School to retirees and some participants came from as far away as Charleston S.C.

This year the team concentrated on the Doe River along a 4 mile section of Old Railroad Grade Road and another 4 mile section through the Community Park and following Highway 143 toward the Roan Mountain State Park.  The Burleson family treated the volunteers to a lunch of BBQ , beans and all the fixings. 

Thanks to everyone that came out and helped.

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