Friends Of The Smokies Blog

Wildflowers on Big Creek Trail for April Classic Hike of the Smokies

April 25, 2017

Trillium on Big Creek Trail

by Julie Dodd The April Classic Hike of the Smokies, on April 11, was ┬áBig Creek Trail and provided the hikers a great day to experience the signs of Spring in the Smokies, including many types of wildflowers. Twenty hikers…

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Parks As Classrooms: So Much More Than a Field Trip

April 13, 2017

Kelsey Reese is an Ecology and Biology teacher at Fulton High School in Knox County, TN who recently took her class on a field trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park as part of the Parks As Classrooms program. Kelsey…

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The Post-Fire Landscape: What to Pull, What to Plant

April 5, 2017

Recovery after November’s tragic wildfires may be a slow and difficult process for many. Homes, businesses, and more importantly, lives were lost. But with the love and strength that have always defined our region, our communities will begin to heal…

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