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Spring Trail Maintenance (NC)
April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is excited to announce a number of trail maintenance volunteer workdays in North Carolina and Tennessee. Spring is a great time to perform basic debris clearing and tread maintenance on popular hiking trails. Trail maintenance volunteer workdays are ideal for people interested in learning more about the park and the trails program through hands-on service alongside experienced park staff.
Spring Trail Maintenance North Carolina – 9am to 3pm, Meet in Oconaluftee
-Earth Day, April 19
Spring Trail Maintenance Tennessee – 9am to 3pm, Meet early in the Sugarlands area or meet in Oconaluftee and carpool to TN.
Volunteers should be able to safely hike while carrying tools up to 4 miles per day and be prepared to perform strenuous manual labor. After receiving proper training, participants will be expected to safely use hand tools such as shovels, rakes, loppers, and picks. Minimum age of participants is 16. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian.
Volunteers will need to wear boots or sturdy closed toed shoes, long pants and appropriate layers for cold and inclement weather. Please bring a day pack with food, water, rain gear and any other personal gear for the day. The park will provide instruction, necessary safety gear and tools for the day.
Prior registration is required. Please contact Trails and Facilities Volunteer Coordinator Adam Monroe at 828-497-1949 or firstname.lastname@example.org to seek event details and to register.