High Knob Naturalist Rally




The Clinch Coalition (TCC) launches its 14th annual Naturalist Rally online Saturday,

September 26, 2020.  The wide array of program topics include edible and medicinal

mushrooms, raptors, poison ivy, nature journaling, wildflowers, nature photography, birds, High Knob landforms, reptiles/amphibians on High Knob, the Virginia Big Tree

Project and solar energy.  All programs will be easily accessible through TCC's Facebook page and website, clinchcoalition.net.  The presentations are free and open to the public.


The Clinch Coalition Naturalist Rally began in 2008. This year experts, educators and

knowledgeable naturalists will continue to explore the unique world of southwest Virginia through 12 to 15 minute programs.  Organizations participating include the University of Virginia at Wise, Bays Mountain Park, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Upper Tennessee River Roundtable, Appalachian Voices, Natural Tunnel State Park, The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) and the Virginia Master Naturalist High Knob Chapter.


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.    


The Clinch Coalition works with the U.S. Forest Service make the High Knob Naturalist Rally possible.

 The Clinch Coalition

PO Box 2732

Wise, VA 24293