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Contact: Veronica Greear, (423) 346-6294
Contact: Christopher Derman
Obed Wild & Scenic River will celebrate National Public Lands Day by teaming up with the East Tennessee Climbers Coalition (ETCC) to host the 18th annual Adopt-a-Crag event at the park on Saturday, September 9. Volunteers are needed to help with several projects such as general trail maintenance and litter pickup.
Please meet at the Lilly Pad Campground at 950 Ridge Road, Lancing, Tennessee, at 9 a.m. (ET) to register and receive a project assignment.
Due to limited parking, carpooling is suggested. Once on Ridge Road, follow signs to the parking area for the event located off of Doc Howard Road. Please bring your own lunch and water. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring hand tools, gloves, and insect repellant.
If any volunteers would like to assist with the treatment of the hemlock wooly adelgid, please wear long-sleeve shirts, long pants and closed-toed shoes.
After completing the park projects, volunteers are invited to spend the day climbing their favorite routes or enjoying other recreational opportunities in the park. The ETCC will be hosting a dinner, games and announcements at the Lilly Pad Campground at 6:30 p.m.
For more information regarding this event, please contact the Obed Visitor Center at (423) 346-6294.