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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Next Tour de Fleur Set for July 9
City Parks & Recreation
County Parks & Recreation
July 7, 2011 - The City of Knoxville and Knox County Parks and Recreation Departments will host a free 1.5-mile wildflower walk this Saturday, July 9, at 10 a.m. on Will Skelton Greenway as part of the Tour de Fleur series.

Walkers will meet at Ijams Nature Center and will be bussed to the Forks of the River Tennessee Wildlife Management Area, where acres of sunflower fields are in bloom.

Led by Lyn Bales, Ijams Nature Center naturalist, the walk will showcase varieties of wildflowers through wooded trails, in addition to the sunflower fields. This portion of Will Skelton Greenway is flat and therefore an easy walk. Participants are encouraged to wear hats and sunscreen, as the section showcasing the sunflower fields will be in direct sunlight.
Lyn Bales - Ijams Nature Center Naturalist
Ijams Nature Center Naturalist Lyn Bales, will lead the Tour de Fleur walk Saturday, July 9. The walk will highlight acres of sunflower fields in the Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area.
All Tour de Fleur walks are held on Saturdays and will be led by a nature guide. Walks will either be on Will Skelton Greenway or Ten Mile Creek Greenway.

The "Tour de Fleur" remaining schedule includes:

July 9 10 a.m. Ijams Nature Center
Meet at pavilion
August 6 10 a.m. Ten Mile Creek Greenway
Meet at Walker Springs Park
Sept. 3 10 a.m. Ijams Nature Center
Meet at pavilion

All walks are free and appropriate for all skill levels. Both the Will Skelton and Ten Mile Creek Greenways are paved trails that run along City of Knoxville, Knox County and Ijams park properties.

For more information on the Tour de Fleur event series or more information on greenways, please visit www.knoxcounty.org/parks or www.cityofknoxville.org/recreation.
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