U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander
visited the Erwin National Fish
Hatchery for the first time since he
helped secure funding which will
keep the facility open for at least
three more years.
In May, The Erwin Record reported
that an agreement between
TVA and federal and state wildlife
agencies provided the funding to
keep the Erwin hatchery, as well as
the Dale Hollow Hatchery, open for
the near future. Budget woes threatened
to close both hatcheries.
During his visit to Unicoi County
on Wednesday, Aug. 28, Alexander
praised the TVA for the companys
support of the hatcheries.
For the remainder of this article please see the September 3 2013 edition of The Erwin Record.