Monday, September 10, 2012

National Public Lands Day Service Project in the Smokies

Saturday, September 29th, is National Public Lands Day and your chance to give back to Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Trail maintainence volunteers will have an opportunity to work on a popular and well-used trail near the Park Headquarters just outside of Gatlinburg.

The work day will involve gravel, bridge and drainage feature construction, as well as standard trail maintenance. Please be comfortable hiking at least 2 miles throughout the day. All volunteers will receive an REI "Get Dirty" volunteer shirt as well as the chance to win gear! Please wear close-toed shoes and long pants. Bring a day pack with water, food, rain gear, appropriate layers and anything you need for a day in the woods. All safety gear (gloves, eye and ear protection), tools and equipment will be provided. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Registration is required. Please contact Christine Hoyer at 828-497-1949 or to RSVP or for details.

Hiking Trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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