The list of project collaborators and supporters is long already, and it will continue to grow. In addition to National Geographic, this initiative is supported by the following regional partners.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) plays a vital role in balancing waterways to protect the aquatic basin's health. Dating back to the 1930s, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt charged the TVA with overseeing devastating flooding in the Valley, managing boat navigation on the Tennessee River, and producing electricity for the region. The TVA built dams that impeded the natural flow of water and developed a method to control the water temperature to support native fish species below the reservoirs.---
With 9 lakes and 2 Appalachian Ranges: the Smokies & the Cumberland Mountains, East Tennessee has a lot to offer outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors come from all over the world to explore our terrific fishing, limitless hiking trails, 12 driving trails and over 300 attractions within 1.5 hour radius of Knoxville, not counting those in the Smokies. With over 150 annual events, communities off-the-beaten path offer a glimpse into the rich cultural history of East Tennessee.
Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association supports and promotes tourism for the 16 North Alabama counties. We are a regional tourism office located in central North Alabama. The region includes 16 counties that offer 8 sport fishing lakes, 5 state parks, over 175 attractions, over 160 shopping and dining locations, and numerous outdoor adventure opportunities.