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TVA to Host Open House Regarding Parrot Feather in Lake Chatuge Reservoir

Feb 20, 2024

TVA, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality will be available to meet with citizens who have questions regarding potential treatment of invasive parrot feather plant (myriophyllum aquaticum) in public access areas on Lake Chatuge Reservoir. TVA is continuing to conduct an environmental study exploring multiple options for control of parrot feather. Potential options include herbicide applications as well as stocking of grass carp (white amur). Herbicide applications provided by TVA would only be performed around public access areas using EPA-approved aquatic herbicides. Members of the public with questions about invasive species in Lake Chatuge Reservoir can email [email protected].

What: Open House

When: Tuesday, February 27 from 5 until 7 p.m. EST

Where: Foster Park Recreation and Conference Center, Towns County Park 150 Foster Park Rd, Young Harris, GA 30582

Media Partners: Reporters will be able to take photos and interview subject matter experts. 

About TVA

The Tennessee Valley Authority is the nation’s largest public power supplier, delivering energy to 10 million people across seven southeastern states. TVA was established 90 years ago to serve this region and the nation by developing innovative solutions to solve complex challenges. TVA’s unique mission focuses on energy, environmental stewardship, and economic development. With one of the largest, most diverse, and cleanest energy systems – including nuclear, hydro, solar, gas, and advanced technologies – TVA is a leader in our nation’s drive toward a clean energy future.

TVA is a corporate agency of the United States, receiving no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation, and land management for the Tennessee River system, and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.


Adam May
TVA Media Relations
[email protected]

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Our media staff is available 24 hours a day. If you cannot reach the contact above, please call our media line at 865-632-6000.

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