Tuesday, April 10, 2007

National Parks America Tour Earth Day in GSMNP

Volunteers around the country will be helping clean, maintain and build in the nations national parks for America Tour Earth Day on Saturday April 21st but we need your help right here in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

We need your help so that we may perform trail maintenance, perform litter patrols, riverbank cleanup, help with park landscaping and other park beautification projects that all the visitors who come here can enjoy.

If you want to join us you must register by calling the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Volunteer Office at (865) 436-1265.

For those who are registered we will meet at 8:30 am at the Sugarlands Visitor Center located near the Gatlinburg, Tennessee park entrance where there will be breakfast which is sponsored by Unilever and Wal-Mart Stores and check in for volunteers from 8:30 am to 9:00 am. We will only work until 12:00 noon at which time a free Great American Picnic Lunch will be served to all volunteers.

We are expecting more than 200 volunteers to participate and we ask everyone who is attending the America Tour Earth Day event to dress properly with sturdy shoes and long pants. You may get dirty so I would suggest you wear old clothes.

Among pride in a job well done all participants will receive a free t-shirt!

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