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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 14:31

Serve the Smokies

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Smokies supporters will have a chance to serve the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during a series of 10 Smokies Service Days, held 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays July 22 to Oct. 28.

At least five of the 10 days will take place in North Carolina, the first of which will be gardening at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center Saturday, Aug. 5. The schedule features unique opportunities to help care for park cemeteries, campgrounds, trails, roadsides, rivers and native plant gardens, with each work project followed by an optional enrichment adventure.

Service days in North Carolina include: gardening at Oconaluftee, Aug. 5; campground cleanup at Smokemont Campground, Sept. 9; farm maintenance at Oconaluftee, Oct. 7; historic preservation and campground cleanup at Cataloochee Valley, Oct. 21; litter patrol and stream restoration at Deep Creek, Oct. 28.

Tools and safety gear provided; participants should bring water and wear long-sleeve shirts, long pants and closed-toed shoes. Volunteers planning to stay for the afternoon activity should bring a bag lunch.

Sign up with Logan Boldon at least three days in advance. 865.436.1278 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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