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Arconic and Haiman Foundations Fund STEM in Smokies

June 15, 2017

KODAK, TN – Friends of the Smokies recently received grants for environmental education programs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) from the Arconic Foundation and the Richard Haiman National Parks Foundation. The Arconic Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to…

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Work continues on Smokies’ Rainbow Falls Trail (KNS)

June 12, 2017

by Steve Ahillen, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Popular trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park can be loved to death. “The trails in our park have two challenges,” said Holly Jones, director of Community Outreach and Strategy for the…

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Volunteers Needed for Rainbow Falls Trail Rehabilitation

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is currently recruiting for volunteers to assist the Trails Forever trail crew for a rehabilitation project on the Rainbow Falls Trail. Volunteers are needed every Wednesday from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers must…

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National Park to Host “Women’s Work” Event

June 8, 2017

On Saturday, June 17, Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host the annual Women’s Work Festival at the Mountain Farm Museum. This event honors the vast contributions made by the women of Southern Appalachia showcasing traditional work led by women…

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