Friends Group Working To Improve Land Between The Lakes

Members of the Friends of Land Between the Lakes (LBL) organization do a lot of work to improve the recreation area and educate visitors on the history of the largest inland peninsula in the United States.

Executive Director Aviva Yasgur says the group began in 1983 as a way to fundraise since government entities can not. They took on their first major project in 1990 after the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) shut down the Golden Pond Planetarium.

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She adds they took over staffing for several areas of the park when the U.S. Forest Service took over LBL in 1998.

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The Friends organization currently employs over 50 staff members and oversees the parks volunteer program. They also put together all of the events held at the Woodland’s Nature Station and the Homeplace 1850s throughout the year.

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Yasgur adds some of the organization’s goals are to continue providing educational programs for visitors, ensure the park continues to be a valuable resource for the region, and connect people with their natural and cultural history.

Over 1.5 million people visit the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation area annually, making it the largest attraction in Kentucky.

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Yasgur spoke during the July Lunch and Learn hosted by the Cadiz-Trigg County Chamber of Commerce and the tourism commission.

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