GSMNP Trail Volunteers Needed in September, National Public Lands Day

August 31, 2022

by Adam Monroe, Trails and Facilities Volunteer Coordinator for Great Smoky Mountains National Park

I’d like to invite you to join fellow stewards of Great Smoky Mountains NP for upcoming workdays.  I have a variety of events planned for September.

This is an awesome time to be out in the park!   I will provide tools, safety gear, and instruction at each project site.  No experience necessary.   We will be working hard physically with hand tools mostly to improve erosion on the trails.  Please let me know if you can make it by replying via email or giving me a phone call.  Details below!  

I am especially trying to recruit for a special event I am hosting for National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 24th.  

Working Wednesdays – Gabe’s Mountain Trail, Cosby TN

  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. September 7 and September 14

If you need to leave at 12 Noon that is okay.  We need all the help we can get in the morning.   

Deep Creek Trails

  • Thursdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  
  • Sept. 1, Sept. 8 and Sept. 15 

Assist the NC Trail Crew in Juney Whank Falls area rehabilitation project.

Cataloochee Campground   

Need up to 4 helpers per day  

  • Sept. 19 – 22nd.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m  

Tent pad Rebuild project 

National Public Lands Day – September 24th – Celebration and workday

NPS event starting at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center with guest speakers giving a brief kick- off presentation. There will be multiple Opportunities to serve. Coffee and morning refreshments provided by Friends of the Smokies. Help our trail crew resurface targeted sections of the Oconaluftee River Trail and Mountain farm trails. Join the Save Our Smokies non-profit organization in litter pick up or graffiti removal.  

For more information, contact Adam at 828-497-1949 or email Adam_Monroe@nps.gov.