Volunteers Needed to give SCSP Trails a "Health Check-Up"
Volunteers are needed to assess each trail in the Park.
Click the sign-up link in the story at right if you are interested in helping out with the Trails Assessment Initiative.
Photo: Rick Dreves
The South Cumberland State Park will be involved in a statewide assessment of trails in 2017 as an ongoing project for the year. The park management hopes to begin assessment during the first weeks of February and have it completed by December 31, 2017, at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's request.
Small teams of three, led by a ranger, ideally with two volunteers, will walk every inch of trail across the entire park. The review will include trail heads, trails, and bridges. A typical trail project session will involve a ranger plus volunteer assistants working with him or her on the trails, generally on weekends.
Problem areas will be documented and submitted to the State for their use in prioritizing the expenditure of funds and establishing a timeline for scheduling trails improvements. The Friends of the South Cumberland is helping to recruit volunteers for this important project. You can help by volunteering to assist in this review effort.
If you'd like to serve on a trails assessment team, there is a brief, no-cost training program you must first complete. If you’d like to learn more, please let us know by signing up here, and we will be in touch soon with schedules and more information on how you can help the park staff with this urgent and important project!