Help Wanted-Projects List

Below is a listing of projects, ongoing or ready to begin.  If you see one that interests you, please contact the person listed to see what needs to be done.  Sign up for as many as you like!!

Spare That Tree

Native Plant Rescue and Restoration-

Relocating native plants doomed to destruction by the construction of trailheads, etc.

Contact: Cumberland.Trail@tn.gov – 423-566-2229

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Oral History

Conduct interviews with people that have lived the story of the Cumberlands and the Cumberland Trail.  Learn the professional methodology and help to train others.  Interviews will be included in an online database managed by the Tennesssee State Library and Archives.

Contact Park Manager Bobby Fulcher bobby.fulcher@tn.gov  (423) 566-2229

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Say What?

Transcribe fascinating interviews from our neighbors along the Cumberland Trail.  This aspect of the Oral History

Project may appeal to those not comfortable conducting interviews.  Each interview requires transcription and/or

proofreading prior to being sent to the archives.

Contact: Cumberland.Trail@tn.gov – 423-566-222951

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Images of the Cumberlands

Historic photograph collections-

Collect or contribute images related to the CT corridor, its communities, and activities.  Learn scanning and digitizing techniques.

Contact: Cumberland.Trail@tn.gov – 423-566-2229

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Archaeology

Participate in archaeological investigation of the recently acquired Head Of Sequatchie Property.   These will be organized in cooperation with the

Tennessee Division of Archaeology and the UTK Department of Archaeology.

Contact: Cumberland.Trail@tn.gov – 423-566-2229

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Cultural Resources Inventory

Photograph and GPS occurrences of historic and prehistoric features protected by the lands managed by the Cumberland Trail.

Contact: Cumberland.Trail@tn.gov – 423-566-2229

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What’s the Scoop?

Search newspaper microfilm in local libraries for that needle-in-a-haystack story pertinent to the CT or surrounding area.

Contact: Cumberland.Trail@tn.gov – 423-566-2229

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Let’s Go Ficheing

Courthouse research to track previous title to CT lands.  Will aid in Interpretation, further build understanding of land, use patterns, and could provoke additional oral history projects.

Contact: Cumberland.Trail@tn.gov – 423-566-2229

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History Hike Leader

Lead hikes into the CT’s most historically unique areas, including Laurel- Snow, Head of Sequatchie, etc., to introduce the story of these places to those not familiar with their tales.

Contact: Cumberland.Trail@tn.gov – 423-566-2229

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Cumberland Trail Musical Heritage Project

Lead a Jam Session, teach a musical tradition, contribute recordings, photos, and bios for FOTCT website.

Contact: Cumberland.Trail@tn.gov – 423-566-2229

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Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival

www.louiebluie.org

June 13, 2009 will be the third annual event.  Volunteers needed for fundraising, setup, parking, artist tent, FOTCT recruitment.

Contact Ranger Bob Fulcher; (423) 566-2229

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Which Side Are You On?

Need a  little off-trail adventure in your life?  The CTSST has hundreds of miles of boundaries in need of monitoring.

GPS data and photographs will be needed of any issues found.

Contact: Cumberland.Trail@tn.gov – 423-566-2229

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Build the Cumberland Trail

Get involved as a volunteer & build trail with the Cumberland Trail State Park Staff Work Crew.

Contact: Mark Stanfill: Cumberland.Trail@tn.gov – 423-566-2229

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Wanted-Newsletter Contributors

The Friends of the Cumberland Trail needs volunteers willing to edit and contribute articles for regular issues of THE THIN GREEN LINE.

Contact: Cumberland.Trail@tn.gov – 423-566-2229

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The Earth Laughs in Flowers

Floral Inventory-document occur- rences of wildflowers growing along the CT, photograph, GPS.

Contact Ranger Andy Wright – Andrew.Wright@tn.gov ; (423) 886-2951

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Freedom of the Press

CT Herbarium Collection-Learn proper plant collection techniques, make collection trips, press and label collected samples.  Participation requires registration under CT collection permit with the Division of Natural Areas.

Contact: Cumberland.Trail@tn.gov – 423-566-2229

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What’s in Your Bottle?

Water Quality Evaluation and Monitoring-Sampling streams along the Cumberland Trail primarily for pH and Heavy Metals.  Joint Initiative with North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy.

Contact Larry Cook

Larry@northchick.org

423-842-1163

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Seeding the Cumberlands

Biodiversity Protection-A nationally significant seed preservation project for current and future restoration efforts in the Cumberland Mountains.

This is a joint Initiative with UT Tree Improvement program and the National Center for Genetic Resources.

Contact: Cumberland.Trail@tn.gov – 423-566-2229

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A Future for the Hemlocks

Project initiated by Girls Preparatory School and the North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy.  Middle School  Girls are cataloging stands of Eastern Hemlock trees within the North Chick State Natural Area.  Need commitment from similar groups up and down the CT.  School Groups, Scouts, hiking clubs.

Contact: Cumberland.Trail@tn.gov – 423-566-2229

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Abundant Beauty

Natural Features Inventory-

Photograph, GPS, occurrences of the unique natural features that make the CT so interesting.  Overlooks, waterfalls, large trees, etc.

Contact: Cumberland.Trail@tn.gov – 423-566-2229