Please join us to celebrate National Trails Day at our 23rd Annual Appalachian Trail Work Day in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
When and where: June 1, 2019 – 7:30 AM rain or shine – The workday will conclude with a picnic at the Twin Creeks covered pavilion on Cherokee Orchard Rd. at 4:30 PM.
Work will take place on the A.T between Icewater Spring Shelter and Silers Bald, and Davenport Gap to Mt. Cammerer.
Be sure to wear long pants and study boots. Bring plenty of water, snacks, and a lunch. Bug spray, sunscreen, and a rain jacket are strongly suggested. Volunteers will receive a commemorative t-shirt!
This event is coordinated by the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club, the Southern Regional Office of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with support from Friends of the Smokies. Those participating in this National Trails Day event will be official volunteers of Great Smoky Mountains National Park during the workday as part of the Volunteer-in-Parks (VIP) program. All volunteers will need to sign a roster with their AT work leader prior to the start of the event and all AT work leaders will have their volunteers’ registration information, including the requested emergency contact information.
With your help on National Trails Day, important trail maintenance projects are completed that otherwise would not be accomplished; these improvements make the Appalachian Trail in the Smokies safer and more enjoyable for the thousands of hikers who use the trail each year.
Registrations is FREE and due Wednesday May 15.
Call or email Diane Petrilla at (931) 224-5149, [email protected] for more information
Advanced registration necessary; please use the form to express your interest in volunteering and we will contact you as soon as possible.