Volunteers needed to help in Panthertown

A trail workday in Panthertown Valley will be held Saturday, May 26, and is open to anyone willing to lend a hand.

Trail tools and instructions will be provided. Friends of Panthertown is hosting the trail workday along with REI Asheville, which will offer prizes and incentives for those who volunteer. Pathertown Valley is a 6,300-acre backcountry recreation area in the Nantahala National Forest with almost 30 miles of public trails.

Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Salt Rock Gap entrance at the end of Breedlove Road in Cashiers. The group plans to hike approximately five miles on easy to moderate trails and be finished by 2:30 p.m. Trail volunteers are asked to pack a lunch, bring plenty of water, wear good shoes, and bring a pair of work gloves and pruners if you have them.

828.269.4453 or www.panthertown.org.

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