Social Media Management
The Friends Communications Committee would like to have a volunteer who can work with the committee chair to develop and maintain an ongoing program of communicating the Friends' activities and initiatives to a wider audience through the effective use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MeetUp and other social media platforms. A good working knowledge of popular social media platforms, attention to detail, willingness to take direction, and the ability to post new information in a timely manner are all required. If you're interested, and to learn more, please email the Friends' Communications chair, Rick Dreves.
Support for Friends’ Annual Meeting & Picnic - June 24th, 11 am
We need volunteers to help with a variety of lunch set-up, clean-up and general information tasks at the Friends' Annual Meeting and Picnic, to be held this year at the Stone Door Pavilion, near the Ranger Station. The event begins at noon on June 24th, so volunteers are asked to report to the Stone Door Pavilion no later than 11:15 am. Sign Up to Help »»
Denny Cove Trail Work -- EVERY Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 am
Denny Cove Parking Area, 5917 US 41 (TN-150), Sequatchie, TN 37374
Denny Cove, the newest area of the park, is now officially open (weekends only, until the trail build is complete!). Help us complete the 1.5 mile main access trail out to Denny Falls, so this area of the park can be open on a daily basis! We need volunteers to help Rangers Jason Reynolds and John Ball get the job done! Trail work will primarily be moderate to strenuous and will involve working on loose/uneven ground. Meet them at 9 am, EVERY SATURDAY, at the Denny Cove parking area. Look for a gravel road with a small brown park sign and bar gate, across from the Foster Falls Volunteer Fire Department on US 41, about 1.5 miles south of Foster Falls. Follow the gravel road about 3/4 of a mile to the Denny Cove parking area, on your right. The trailhead is at the far corner of the parking area, opposite where you drove in. Learn more about Denny Cove, here or call the Park office at 931-924-2980 if you have questions about this opportunity. Sign Up to Help »»
NEW TRAIL WORK: Sherwood Forest Trail
Fridays, July 14th, 21st & 28th, 9:00 am
Old CCC Road, just past Coyote Cove Lane
Sherwood, TN 37376
Help Ranger Jason Reynolds build a NEW trail in the recently-acquired Sherwood Forest area of the park! Meet Ranger Jason at what will become the trailhead for this amazing new loop trail, with incredible bluff views! Click on the address above for a Google Map to the location, which is about 15 minutes south of Sewanee, off Jumpoff Road. NOTE: You can only access Old CCC Road from Jumpoff Road; NOT from Sherwood Road! There are jobs for everyone, and many do NOT involve moving rocks! Please be prepared with sturdy footwear and plenty of water/snacks. If you have favorite trail-building tools or pairs of gloves, feel free to bring them. To learn more, email Ranger Jason Reynolds.
Grundy Forest Trail Maintenance -- 2nd Sat of each month, 10 am
Grundy Forest Parking Area, 131 Fiery Gizzard Rd., Tracy City, TN 37387
Join us in flexing your volunteer muscle and help create a positive, lasting impact on this beautiful park Grundy Forest trail maintenance takes place on the second Saturday of each month (except June) at 10:00 am. There are jobs for everyone, and many do NOT involve moving rocks! Please be prepared with sturdy footwear and plenty of water/snacks. If you have a favorite tool or pair of gloves, feel free to bring them. For more info, contact Ranger Park Greer or call the Park office at 931-924-2980.
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Grundy Lakes Trail Maintenance -- 2nd Sun of each month, 1 pm
Grundy Lakes Parking Area, 587 Lakes Road, Tracy City, TN 37387
With the Fiery Gizzard reroute complete, attention now turns to trails in Grundy Lakes! Grundy Lakes trail maintenance takes place on the second Sunday of each month, at 1:00 pm. There are jobs for everyone, and many do NOT involve moving rocks! Please be prepared with sturdy footwear and plenty of water/snacks. If you have a favorite tool or pair of gloves, feel free to bring them. For more info, contact Ranger Park Greer or call the Park office at 931-924-2980. Sign Up to Help »»
Volunteers Needed to train and be on call for Trails Assessment
Volunteers are needed to work with park Rangers to assess and document the condition of each trail in the Park. This review began in March with the completion of a small portion of the Savage Gulf area; assessment sessions will be scheduled throughout the summer and fall. These assessments will be used by the State to build a priority list for future trail maintenance projects. Prerequisite: Trails Assessment orientation session and/or a Trails Assessment Video review. Learn more about Trails Assessment.
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