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Friends of the Locust Fork River, aka “FLFR,” was founded in 1991 to actively preserve the natural integrity of the river in its free-flowing state, and to that end, the lifestyle of the community that surrounds it. FLFR protects the river by educating youth, getting people out on the river through guided monthly outings, watchdogging polluters, and working with other statewide partner organizations to advocate smart water policy and better protection of rivers statewide.

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Recent News & Upcoming Events

River Clean-Up

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Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 9:00am

Enjoy the beauty of the Locust Fork River and the Swann Covered Bridge while providing a community service. Take part in River Clean-ups – FLFR participates in People Against a Littered State (PALS) Adopt-a-Stream Program.

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Fall Colors River Walk

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Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 9:30am

Part of the annual Blount County Covered Bridge Festival, FLFR organizes the Fall Colors River Walk. The group will walk along the Locust Fork River from Swann Covered Bridge to Powell Falls. Easy to moderate hike.

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Horton Mill Covered Bridge Hike

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Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 9:30am

The group will walk along Calvert Prong, a tributary of the Locust Fork River, from Horton Mill Covered Bridge to the former mill site. Moderate difficulty.

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“Mystery of the Trees” Movie Showing

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Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 2:00pm

Have you ever seen a strange “bent tree” in Blount County like this one in the Bankhead National Forest in Alabama?  They are also known as trail, marker, thong, & prayer trees.
Come join us, and find out about ’em!

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