presents the 13th annual High Knob Naturalist Rally at High Knob Recreation Area.
Registration begins at 9:30 for the family friendly event that includes hikes, presentations,
kayaking, fly fishing, nature arts and crafts throughout the day. Lunch is provided and people
are encouraged to bring chairs.
The High Knob Naturalist Rally participants discover and learn about the unique natural world of
southwest Virginia. Experts, educators and knowledgeable naturalist present programs about,
wolves, visit the world of beavers, butterflies, mushrooms, mussels, salamanders, edible plants,
medicinal plants forest ecology and regional geology. Special programs focus on wilderness
survival, High Knob's climate, making maple syrup, solar energy, and backyard birding.
The. U.S. Forest Service works with the Clinch Coalition to make the High Knob Naturalist Rally
possible. All activity is free, open to the public and the day use fee is waved. The High Knob
campground is closed however camping available at Flag Rock located approximately two miles
from the Naturalist Rally.
The Clinch Coalition formed in August 1998 when a small group of concerned citizens
organized to protect southwest Virginia's great natural resources. The group endeavors to
make the public aware and actively involved with the environment through educational
programs, guided hikes, trail work and the High Knob Naturalist Rally.