2020 Fall Roan Mountain Naturalists Rally
Saturday, September 12, 2020
The Fall Roan Mountain Naturalists Rally is modified this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead of the usual three-day event, the rally will only be one day with no evening programs, and no meals will be offered. We are planning to return to our regular schedule in 2021.
One of the prior scheduled evening speakers, Jerry Greer, has provided an online version of the program he had planned to present at the rally. Click this link, Forest for the Trees, to view the program. It is based on his beautiful new book, available from Jerry's website at Forest for the Trees.
Field Trip participants will meet in the field adjacent to the cabins in Roan Mountain State Park for all trips. This year all trips are free and there is no printed brochure. Trip options can be viewed by clicking the Register Now button below. Please consider supporting this and all of our rallies by joining the Friends of Roan Mountain or by donating.
Due to Covid-19, extra precautions are being taken. Our first priority is to keep everyone safe. To meet recommended State of Tennessee and Roan Mountain State Park guidelines for safe COVID-19 protection for organizers, trip leaders and rally participants, the following measures will be taken:
1. Everyone should maintain a safe distance of least 6 feet.
2. Everyone will be required to bring a mask and wear it when social distancing is not possible.
4. Trip group size will be limited to 9 participants and 1 leader.
5. Pre-registration is required for all events (Participants will sign up online. Once you register, you will receive an email with a ticket.)