2007 Volunteer of the Year SORO
Jim Mowbray is the 2007 Volunteer of the Year for the Southern region. Jim has volunteered more than 2,000 hours since April 2005 as a ridgerunner in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The award recognizes his service in a number of areas—educating visitors on good stewardship of park resources, ensuring the function and sanitation of shelters and privies, performing Trail maintenance (from sawing downed trees to cleaning all the water bars on the 72-miles of Trail in the park), and gathering information and mapping Trail-work needs for ATC crews to use in planning their work in the park. Additionally, he has completed a report on resource impacts from visitor use at A.T. shelters in the Smokies between 1985 and 2006.