Cumberland Trail Photography Project Director and Lead Photographer Peter Koczera was on hand to document the 26th Annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee. This annual event, put on by the Tennessee Park Rangers Association and Tennessee State Parks, raises critical funding that supports maintenance of the Cumberland Trail. To learn more, visit http://www.thebrat.org.
Two dates have been set for Volunteer Training for the Cumberland Seeds project: Saturday, May 9 at Head of Sequatchie, and Saturday, August 29 at Trailhead Nursery, Signal Mtn., TN. Sessions will be given by Park staff, FCT Board members, and guest instructors on a variety of topics from seed collecting to databasing to nursery work and more. Stay tuned for details. Contact Jeanie Hilten at email@example.com
Help extend the Cumberland Trail towards Cumberland Gap! Each Tuesday in June, volunteers are welcome to build trail side-by-side with the visiting AmeriCorps Delta 4 team.
Volunteers will need to bring plenty of water, a packed lunch, insect repellant, sunscreen, gloves and appropriate footwear. All tools and instruction will be provided.
Registration and logistical details are available by contacting the Cove Creek Office at 423-566-2229 or by emailing Marcianne.ODay@tn.gov.
Groups are welcome and appreciated.
Help maintain & restore North Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area!
Throughout the month of June, North Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area will be closed to the public for much-needed rehabilitation & restoration work. Volunteer days to support the rehabilitation effort will be held on June 6th, 9th, 14th, 17th, 21st, 25th, and 28th.
Volunteers can sign up to help remove litter from Chickamauga Creek and surrounding rocks and lands, develop new trails as access points to the creek banks, or close current rogue trails so that the natural area grounds can be improved. Continue reading
Come on out and lend a hand to help repair the North Suck Creek suspension bridge! We’ll be meeting at Shackleford Ridge Park, shelter parking area at 9am on Thursday, May 29th. We’ll have two main objectives for the day:
- Haul 30 12-ft boards and other supplies 1/3 mile from the parking lot to North Suck Creek.
- Remove and replace decking on the bridge.
Two volunteers experienced with basic measurements and cuts will be a big help, other volunteers can help move materials onto the bridge. Plan to stay for two hours if you’re hauling materials, or up to six if you’d like to help complete the decking. If you will be helping to transport boards, please bring a cushion for your shoulder.