Volunteers Needed for Big South Fork National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 28
Contact: Effie Houston, 423-569-9778
Contact: Dave Carney, 423-569-9778
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be celebrating National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 28, 2013. National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer event in which eight federal agencies as well as other groups partner together to maintain and protect the environment.
Anyone wishing to volunteer should be at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center by 9:00 a.m. EDT. A safety briefing will be conducted prior to beginning work. Work will start at 9:30 a.m. and end by 1:00 p.m. EDT. Volunteers are needed for trail clearing and trash pickup. Everyone should wear sturdy shoes and bring bug spray and drinking water.
More information can be found at www.publiclandsday.org, or you may call Effie Houston, Volunteer Coordinator, (423) 569-9778.
Did You Know?
Longhunters were some of the first Europeans to traverse the Big South Fork region. It is said they were called longhunters either for the long rifles they carried or because the were typically gone on hunting trips for so long, sometimes up to a year.