Smokies Park Recruits for July 6th Litter Pick-Up at Deep Creek and Smokemont

Great Smoky Mountains National Park seeks volunteers to help care for campgrounds and picnic areas after the July 4th, 2017 Holiday. The maintenance staff does a fantastic job providing clean and safe spaces for visitors to enjoy our amazing National Park; but increased visitation on holiday weekends can be overwhelming.

As the Trails and Facilities Volunteer Coordinator, Adam Monroe would like to lead a crew of 10 people to lend a hand with litter pick up in the Deep Creek and Smokemont areas of the Park. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in an easily accessible part of the Park.

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 all volunteers will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the Deep Creek Picnic area and begin the litter pick up. If time allows volunteers will move on to the Smokemont area to finish out the morning. The workday will end at 12:00 noon.

Adam will provide directions and safety equipment including litter grabbers and gloves. Please be prepared for changing weather conditions and dress appropriately for work. Youth Volunteers (under 18) must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Participants should be able to walk along uneven terrain and carry light loads.

Please contact Adam Monroe to sign up. Adam_Monroe@nps.gov or call 828-497-1949.

 

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