GSMNP Preps For Spring…Needs Volunteers
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is gearing up for spring…and they are looking for volunteers to help out. Park officials announced on Tuesday they are needing volunteers to help clean up campgrounds and picnic area prior to opening those areas for the spring. Those areas need some TLC after the fall and winter seasons. Volunteers will help blow and rake leaves, remove debris, and perform maintenance on tent pads in those campground and picnic areas across the park. Park officials say it’s a great opportunity for those who enjoy hands-on work to do it in a beautiful setting. Tools and safety gear will be provided and Volunteers are required to wear sturdy footwear and dress for cold, wet, and changing weather conditions. You need to be at least 16 years of age to volunteer…Prior registration is required. If you would like to participate…hours will be from 10-2 on Friday and Saturday for the next 2 weeks…you can contact Trails and Facilities Volunteer Coordinator Adam Monroe, at 828-497-1949.