Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “My, Oh My – a Butterfly”

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Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “My, Oh My – a Butterfly”

TUPELO, MS – Children and their families are encouraged to come enjoy the Read with a Ranger program at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo, MS. This month’s featured story is “My, Oh My – a Butterfly,” a fun Dr. Seuss book that explores the stages of metamorphosis from an egg to a butterfly. Participants will learn fun facts about butterfly communities found not only along the Natchez Trace Parkway but also in their own backyards.

Read with a Ranger is a 45-minute program that is most appropriate for ages six and under, but all ages are welcome. Participants listen to a story, join in a fun activity, and can go on an easy half-mile hike. Read with a Ranger features a new story on the second Saturday of the month. To confirm the time and program scheduled each month, please check the NPS event calendar here.

This program is free to the public. The visitor center is located at milepost 266 on the Natchez Trace Parkway, near Tupelo, Mississippi. For additional information, call 1-800-305-7417. 

America’s federal lands and waters are living classrooms. Make learning come alive by participating in Every Kid in Park. All current fourth grade students and their families can visit national parks, monuments, seashores and more for free. Learn more at www.everykidinapark.gov

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Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

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Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

TUPELO, MS – The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer era crafts and skills at the Parkway Visitor Center, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 27, 2019. The demonstrations will show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to around 1840.

The public is invited to participate in pioneer lifestyle activities that often include crafting baskets, spinning, weaving, leather working, making cornhusk dolls, and other traditional craft demonstrations. Mountain dulcimer demonstrations are usually offered throughout the day. Children are invited to dress up in pioneer clothes and participate in craft activities.

This program is free to the public. The visitor center is located at milepost 266 on the Natchez Trace Parkway, near Tupelo, Mississippi. For additional information, please call (800) 305-7417. 

America’s federal lands and waters are living classrooms. Make learning come alive by participating in Every Kid in a Park. All current fourth graders and their families can visit national parks, monuments, seashores and more for free. Learn more at www.everykidinapark.gov.

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The Natchez Trace String Band to Perform at the Parkway Information Cabin

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The Natchez Trace String Band to Perform at the Parkway Information Cabin

RIDGELAND, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites visitors to enjoy the talents and sounds of local musicians at the Parkway Information Cabin on May 18, 2019, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. The Natchez Trace String Band, a small group of local acoustic musicians, will fill the cabin with the sounds of traditional folk, country, and bluegrass music. Visitors are welcome to stop by for a few minutes or bring a chair and stay awhile.

This program is free of charge. The Parkway Information Cabin (milepost 102.4) is located approximately one mile north of I-55 at exit 105A, or just east of the intersection of Rice Road and Highway 51. For additional information, call (601) 856-7321.

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Go Wild at the Natchez Trace Parkway Wildlife Festival

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Go Wild at the Natchez Trace Parkway Wildlife Festival

TUPELO, MS:  The Natchez Trace Parkway will host a Wildlife Festival at the Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10 am to 2 pm. Visitors can experience Mississippi’s wildlife diversity by watching live animal programs, and participating in exhibit booths that include information on turtles, insects, salamanders, mammals, environmental stewardship, and wildlife conservation.  Visitors can attend scientist-led nature walks and engage in wildlife related, hands-on art and crafts activities.  

During the Wildlife Festival, award-winning educator and herpetologist Terry Vandeventer will present “Snakes of Mississippi” programs at 10 and 11 am, and the Museum of Natural Science’s Conservation Educator Jackie Kerr will present “Turtles and Alligators” at noon and 1 pm; both programs will display live animals. The nature walks will focus on locating habitats and educating visitors on animal traits and behaviors.

All events are free to the public and appropriate for all ages. Due to limited capacity, the nature walks and live animal presentations are on a first-come basis. The Parkway Visitor Center is located at milepost 266 on the Natchez Trace Parkway, near Tupelo, Mississippi. For additional information visit the Parkway’s Facebook page, or contact us at (800) 305-7417. 

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Natchez Trace Parkway Launches its Bark Ranger Program: Get the Dog Tag!

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Natchez Trace Parkway Launches its Bark Ranger Program: Get the Dog Tag!

TUPELO, MS – Calling all dogs to proudly become a Natchez Trace Parkway Bark Ranger!

Bring your dog and join a ranger at the Parkway Visitor Center on April 20, 2019, 10 am to 10:45 am. Learn how the dog, Ofi Tohbi, protected the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians and how you and your dog can preserve, protect, and have fun on the Natchez Trace Parkway.  After a short talk, dogs will take their humans for a short walk. Unless participating dogs can use a pencil, humans will fill out booklets so their puppers can receive a Natchez Trace Parkway Bark Ranger dog tag.  

All dogs must be friendly, under control and on a six-foot or shorter leash.  When you arrive, please keep dogs away from each other to avoid squabbles. Dogs must be current on vaccinations. Insect repellent for humans and dogs is recommended.

Kids may participate in this program as a Junior Ranger activity.  If a family does not have a real dog, a stuffed, plush dog may earn a dog tag. Child/real-dog combos must be accompanied by an adult.

The Parkway Visitor Center is located at milepost 266 on the Natchez Trace Parkway, near Tupelo, Mississippi. For additional information, please call 1-800-305-7417.

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Natchez Trace Parkway Announces National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week: April 14-20, 2019

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Natchez Trace Parkway Announces National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week: April 14-20, 2019

TUPELO, MS:  In 1991, Congress proclaimed the second week of April as “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week,” bringing well-deserved attention and recognition to public safety telecommunicators who are invaluable to the emergency response teams. The men and women who take emergency calls and send assistance are often overlooked for the critical role they play in coordinating first response and lifesaving efforts. The Natchez Trace Parkway employees rely on the quick decisions and effective responses the Parkway telecommunicators make each day. 

Even though we seldom see the Natchez Trace Parkway telecommunicators, their impact is crucial to our daily operations and is never unappreciated. Our telecommunicators are the critical link between the Natchez Trace Parkway, communities, visitors, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and fire management. We are grateful that they courageously shoulder the invaluable responsibility of serving our community. Please take the time to say “THANK YOU” to the “first of the first responders.” 

For more information about the Natchez Trace Parkway please visit www.nps.gov.natr or call (800) 305-7417.  

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The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

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The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

TUPELO, MS – A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi.

The North Mississippi Dulcimer Association teaches dulcimer history, tradition, craftsmanship, and music by sharing its knowledge and talents. The Appalachian mountain dulcimer is the first instrument developed in the United States. Dating back to the early 1800s, the dulcimer is an instrument whose very name means “sweet sound.” The National Park Service and the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association invite everyone to listen to the soft sweet sounds of the dulcimer and learn about its extensive history.

This program is free.  For additional information, call 1-800-305-7417. 

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Ranger-Led Program: Wildflower Walk at the Chickasaw Village Site

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Ranger-Led Program: Wildflower Walk at the Chickasaw Village Site

TUPELO, MS:  Spring wildflowers are blooming abundantly on the Natchez Trace Parkway.  Join a park ranger to learn about plants and flowers that thrived at the Chickasaw Village Site when it was one of the largest Chickasaw settlements in Mississippi. Find out what plant life was brought in by others who migrated to this area. Join in speculation about the future of this national park site. The Wildflower Walk begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Please meet a few minutes early at the Chickasaw Village Site (milepost 261.8) pavilion on the Natchez Trace Parkway, just south of the McCullough Boulevard crossing in Tupelo, Mississippi. 

This 1-hour program takes participants on an easy walk through both prairie and forest ecosystems.  Visitors are encouraged to wear long pants and comfortable walking shoes, to bring insect repellent and sunscreen, and if it is hot, please carry water. Cameras are welcome.

This program is free to the public. For more information about this and other Parkway programs, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/natr, or call 1-800-305-7417. 

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Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

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Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

TUPELO, MS – The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer era crafts and skills at the Parkway Visitor Center, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The demonstrations will show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to around 1840.

The public is invited to participate in pioneer lifestyle activities that often include crafting baskets, spinning, weaving, leather working, making cornhusk dolls, and other traditional craft demonstrations. Mountain dulcimer demonstrations are usually offered throughout the day. Children are invited to dress up in pioneer clothes and participate in craft activities.

This program is free to the public. The visitor center is located at milepost 266 on the Natchez Trace Parkway, near Tupelo, Mississippi. For additional information, please call (800) 305-7417. 

America’s federal lands and waters are living classrooms. Make learning come alive by participating in Every Kid in a Park. All current 4th graders and their families can visit national parks, monuments, seashores and more for free. Learn more at www.everykidinapark.gov.

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Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “Stellaluna”

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Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “Stellaluna”

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to come enjoy the Read with a Ranger program at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the Parkway Visitor Center. This month’s featured story is “Stellaluna,” a book about a bat that lives with a family of birds. Participants will hear how the animals accept each other’s differences.

Read with a Ranger is a 45-minute program that is most appropriate for ages six and under, but all ages are welcome.  Participants will listen to a story and join in a fun activity to explore each other’s differences and similarities. Afterward, they may go on an optional and easy half-mile hike.  Read with a Ranger features a new story on the second Saturday of the month. To confirm the time and program scheduled each month, please visit our website calendar at www.nps.gov/natr/planyourvisit/calendar.htm.

This program is free to the public. The Parkway Visitor Center is located at milepost 266 on the Natchez Trace Parkway, near Tupelo, Mississippi. For additional information, call (800) 305-7417. 

America’s federal lands and waters are living classrooms. Make learning come alive by participating in Every Kid in Park. All current fourth graders and their families can visit national parks, monuments, seashores and more for free. Learn more atwww.everykidinapark.gov

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Extended Comment Period – Natchez Trace Parkway Requests Civic Engagement for Scenic Impact Mitigation of Stephens Valley Development near Franklin, Tennessee

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Extended Comment Period – Natchez Trace Parkway Requests Civic Engagement for Scenic Impact Mitigation of Stephens Valley Development near Franklin, Tennessee

FRANKLIN, TN: The National Park Service (NPS) has extended the comment period for civic engagement about proposed options to screen a planned housing development. The Stephens Valley development will be built on the east, and eventually the west side, of the Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway) near milepost 440 in Davidson and Williamson Counties, TN. The development will be visible from the Parkway and will occupy an area historically managed as an open agricultural vista. The Parkway does not have authority to deny the construction of the development. Developers, however, are interested in working with Parkway staff to screen the road and development from the visitors’ view.

The current owners of the land on which the development will be built have a deeded easement across the Parkway lands. As such, they intend to exercise their right to construct a road underneath an existing Parkway bridge that will connect each side of the development (Figure 1).  Although the Parkway does not have the authority to deny consideration of the easement development, the Parkway will evaluate the impacts of such construction in an upcoming environmental assessment. This assessment will be released to the public for comment.

Developers have submitted three alternative landscaping plans to the Parkway for consideration. The landscaping, if implemented, would enhance the screening of the road and development from view of travelers along the Parkway.  Alternative 1 consists of planting berms and installing a stone wall adjacent to the Parkway motor road and planting an agricultural vista.

Alternative 2 consists of placing a wooden fence adjacent to the Parkway motor road and planting an agricultural vista. Alternative 3 consists of only placement of a wooden fence near the Parkway motor road and natural reforestation of the vista. Alternative 4 is the No Action Alternative, which would consist of no active screening on Parkway land; the agricultural vista would reforest naturally. A project map, visual representations of the action alternatives, and a photo exhibit of the area are available for review athttp://parkplanning.nps.gov/natr.

How to Provide Feedback

The public is invited to provide input at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/natr. Comments received during the public comment period will be used to help evaluate issues and concerns to be further addressed in the environmental review process. If you wish to comment, you can post comments online at the address above, or mail comments to:

Superintendent

Natchez Trace Parkway

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway

Tupelo, MS  38804.

Due to the federal government shutdown, the NPS is extending the previous comment period of November 27-December 31, 2018 to February 4 – February 15, 2019. Before you include your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information (PII) in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your PII information – may be made public at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your PII from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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Natchez Trace Parkway Winter Weather and Traveler Advisory

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Natchez Trace Parkway Winter Weather and Traveler Advisory

HEADQUARTERS – TUPELO, MS: On January 29, 2019, a traveler advisory will be in effect for the entire length of the Natchez Trace Parkway from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN.  A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet, or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility. Travelers should exercise caution when driving on the Parkway.

Extreme cold temperatures are expected through the following day and icy conditions are expected to continue until temperatures increase. The Parkway will not be plowed or salted and drivers should remain cautious and reduce speeds especially in shaded areas. Current weather information is available through your local radio and television stations, or visit www.facebook.com/NatchezTraceParkwayNPS for updates.

In the event of an emergency on the Natchez Trace Parkway, please call the Parkway Communications Center at (800) 300-PARK (7275) or 911.

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Natchez Trace Parkway Accessible to Public during Government Shutdown

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Natchez Trace Parkway Accessible to Public during Government Shutdown

TUPELO, MS – During the shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, national parks will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Park roads, lookouts, trails and open-air memorials at Natchez Trace Parkway, will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited.

There will be no NPS-provided visitor services at Natchez Trace Parkway, including public information, restrooms, trash collection, and facilities and roads maintenance. The NPS will not be providing services for NPS-operated campgrounds, including maintenance, janitorial, or bathrooms. However, visitors in NPS-operated campgrounds will not be asked to leave unless safety concerns require such action. 

Because of the federal government shutdown, NPS social media and websites are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions. All park programs have been canceled.

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Natchez Trace Compact Social Media Policy

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Social Media Policy

All published Natchez Trace Compact (NTC) social media sites’ content is subject to monitoring. This content may take the form of digital text, photographic images or videos that might be included in a posting to any NTC social media channels/sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or YouTube.

User-generated posts may be rejected or removed when the content of a post:

  • Is off-subject or out of context
  • Contains obscenity or material that appeals to the prurient interest
  • Contains personal identifying information or sensitive personal information
  • Contains offensive terms that target protected classes, is threatening, harassing or discriminatory
  • Incites or promotes violence or illegal activities
  • Contains information that reasonably could compromise public safety, security or matters related to criminal or civil investigations
  • Advertises or promotes a commercial product or service, or any entity or individual
  • Promotes or endorses political campaigns, ballot measures or candidates

If there are repeated violations by individuals or groups, NTC moderators reserve the right to ban participation on platforms that permit organizations to ban users.

Social Media Contest Rules

  1. ENTRY: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Eligible contestants may enter any social media or website contest and promotion administered by the Natchez Trace Compact by compliance with the terms and conditions set forth at the outset of each contest and/or promotion.
  2. ELIGIBILITY: Contests open only to legal United States residents, age 21 and above. Winners may have to name, address, phone number, email address, or a valid state-issued photo ID to receive prizes. Employees of the Natchez Trace Compact along with any related contractors, affiliates, subsidiaries, businesses, and attractions and their families are not eligible. Contest entries are void where prohibited by law. Contestants residing in those areas where the contest is void may participate in the contest but may not win any prizes. NTC retains the right to edit, alter, amend, or adjust any contest and/or promotion at any time, without notice. Winning participants are ineligible from winning another NTC sponsored promotion/event for a term of six (6) months.
  3. WINNER SELECTION: Winners are determined from only valid entries. Employees of NTC will oversee all random drawings.
  4. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified as soon as possible following the final day of each promotion. Winners have 24 hours from notification date to respond. Failure to respond will result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.
  5. PRIZES: All prizes are subject to availability. Odds of winning are based on the total number of entries received. Awarded prizes may not be traded, transferred, or redeemed for a perceived or advertised cash value. Travel to and from the destination is the responsibility of the winner; NTC is not responsible for any costs associated with travel to or from prize locations. Where applicable, any promotional compensation pertaining to restaurants or dining is limited to food and non-alcoholic beverages. Gratuity and alcohol are not included in prize winnings. Hotel accommodations are based on availability and may be altered or substituted as required.
  6. GENERAL CONDITIONS:  Upon entry, contest participants grant NTC a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to broadcast, publish, store, reproduce, distribute, syndicate, and otherwise use and exhibit the submission along with their names, voices, performance and/or likenesses) in all media now known and later come into being for purposes of trade or advertising without further compensation. Participants represent and warrant that they have full legal right, power and authority to grant NTC the foregoing license and if applicable, have secured all necessary rights from any participants in, and contributors to, their submission in order to grant such a license.
  7. USE OF CONTEST INFORMATION: All entries become the property of the Natchez Trace Compact. NTC reserves the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. We may add your email address to Natchez Trace Compact email marketing communications. We will never share or sell your email address with any third parties.
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E-Trade

Overview

E-trade is the term for enterprise adventures which require selling or buying of services and goods by means of online. In addition to that this also entails other personal pc sites.1This signifies which it will involve industry actions spanning a variety of areas. Once more, it means there is no issue of geographic limitations, that makes it practical for internet purchasers.

Jeff Busby Was My Father-In-Law

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Jeff Busby Was My Father-In-Law

imageJeff Busby, United States Congressman from Houston, Mississippi, was approached by the DAR to write a bill to survey the original Natchez Trace and start a federal parkway. He wrote the bill and it passed in the house and senate. He heard that President Roosevelt had doubts about signing the bill into law so Mr. Busby made a hurried trip from Houston, MS to Washington to meet with Roosevelt. Roosevelt said, “Jeff, if you say it’s the thing to do, I’ll sign the bill.”  He signed the bill into law and thus the Natchez Trace Parkway was born. I was married to Jeff  Busby’s son, Charles Winston Busby. Charles was Mississippi’s first full-time bankruptcy judge we had three children, Donna, Charles, Jr. and Jeff, IV. Charles passed away in 1972.

Gators & Turtles

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Gators & Turtles

Natchez-TraceThere’s an eight mile section of the ‘Old Trace’, known primarily only to the locals, just north of Highway 43, in Madison County, Mississippi. I took this photo from a point on Old Trace Road, looking toward the current ‘new Trace’ at approximately Mile Post 118.5. Old Trace Road runs north from Mississippi Highway 43 to Ratliff Ferry Road and parallels the current Natchez Trace. Less than the distance of a football field separate the old and new trace. The current Trace is at the midpoint of the photo, just above the old weathered bridge. I didn’t see Mr. Turtle or Mr. Gator but I’m sure they saw me.

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