Join the TOS for the Winter Meeting January 28-30,
2005 at Dayton. The meeting is being jointly coordinated by members
of the Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Bristol Chapters.
Headquarters and Lodging: The meeting headquarters
will be the Best Western Dayton Hotel. A special TOS rate has been
established at $45.00 + tax for a Single, and $49.00 + tax for a
Double. For reservations, call 1- 800-437-9604 (Ask for TOS
rate). The hotel address is Best Western Dayton 7835 Rhea Co. Hwy.,
U.S. 27 North Dayton, TN 37321.
Directions: From I-75, Exit 40, TN State 30
West to US 27, then North on US 27 to hotel on the left.
From I-40, Exit 347, U.S. Hwy 27 South to the hotel on the left
Chattanooga - 36 miles
Knoxville - 80 miles
Nashville - 139 miles
for more information on the hotel.
All meetings and presentations will be at the Best Western
Friday January 28, 2005
5:00 to 9:00 pm -
Meet and Greet in the hotel lobby
Field trip sign up for Saturday
morning field trips to Hiawassee WMA and Yuchi WMA
Satuday January 29, 2005
7:00 to 7:30 am - Field trip sign
up for late arrivals
8:00 am - Field trips leave the hotel
1:00 to 4:00 pm - State Committee meetings (see chair for time
4:00 pm - State Bird Monitoring Projects Presentation -- Charlie
Muise and Mike Roedel
5:00 to 6:30 pm - Dinner on your own
6:30 to 7:00 pm - Sign up for Sunday field trips to Hiawassee
WMA and Yuchi WMA
7:00 pm - Operation Migration in the Conference Room with Geoff
Dixson, Director of Development for Operation Migration
8:00 pm - Round table discussion TWRA/TOS
Sunday January 30, 2005
8:00 am - Field leave the hotel.
Field Trips: Field trips will be held Saturday
and Sunday morning. Destinations include Yuchi and Hiwasee wildlife
refuges. Field trip sightings will be posted on TNBirds.
Yuchi Refuge is a unique 2,500 acre tract on the Tennessee
River, with three miles of riverfront, 1,000 acres of wetland and
1,500 acres of upland forest. It is located 45 miles northeast of
downtown Chattanooga and 56 miles southwest of downtown Knoxville,
in Rhea County. Yuchi Refuge is 4 miles downstream from Watts Bar
Dam and 12 miles upstream from Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge. The Bend
is home to almost every species of wildlife native to the region.
It is especially important for sandhill cranes and waterfowl.
For more information on the meeting, contact Dan Mooney
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