Adopt-A-Trail and Campsite Volunteers Needed
Contact: Christine Hoyer, (828) 497-1949
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting for volunteers to participate in two essential programs that help Park staff maintain the resources in the backcountry for a better visitor experience and to reduce potential human/animal conflicts. The Adopt-a-Trail (AAT) and Adopt-a-Campsite (AAC) programs are long-established activities in the national park and new recruits are always needed to cover the half-million acres within its boundaries. A training/orientation session has been scheduled for each of the programs to instruct on the specific duties associated with them.
AAT training will be held Saturdays, April 9 (TN) and June 11 (NC), and AAC training on Sundays, April 10 (TN) and June 12 (NC). All training is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and information regarding the training location will be provided once registered.
Did You Know?
What lives in Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Although the question sounds simple, it is actually extremely complex. Right now scientists think that we only know about 17 percent of the plants and animals that live in the park, or about 17,000 species of a probable 100,000 different organisms.