To our local Chattanooga community: If you are looking for a fun, organized, and low stress opportunity to get involved, please consider the following volunteer options presented by The Cumberland Trail Conference.
August 1, 2009: On Saturday, 2:00pm EST, Obed Wild and Scenic River National Park visitor center, Wartburg, Tennessee, Tony Hook, General Manager, Cumberland Trail Conference, will be presenting the Cumberland Trail project. Information concerning the Cumberland Trail project’s past, present and future will be discussed. For further information, please contact the park visitor center at 423-346-6294.
September 25-27: Trail maintenance Tennessee River Gorge Segment. Interested volunteers will meet in the morning at 8:00am EST at Signal Point parking lot. Volunteers will be helping to repair wooden steps at Signal Point. This is a National Public Lands Day (September 26) event. Volunteers will need work gloves, water, and lunch. Please register for this event at www. cumberlandtrail.org or by contacting the CTC at 931-456-6259
September 28-30: Trail maintenance Tennessee River Gorge Segment. Trail maintenance will be performed from Mushroom Rock to Indian Rock House, and the Mullins Cove and Pot Point loops. This maintenance is in preparation for the October 3, Stump Jump Race. Interested volunteers please contact Tony Hook at [email protected] or 931-456-6259.
October 2-3: Rock/Creek Outfitters in Chattanooga, Vendor Fair and 2009 Stump Jump Trail Race. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Cumberland Trail project. Please contact Rock/Creek at 888-707-6708(toll free), 423-266-8200 or visit the website at www.rockcreek.com/stumpjump for more information.
October 6-9: Trail maintenance New River segment (formally Smoky Mountain segment). Maintenance will be performed from Cove Lake SP trailhead to Norma Road. Interested volunteers please contact CTC office at [email protected] or 931-456-6259.
October 15-19, 22-25 and November 12-16: Bridge replacement Rock Creek segment. Deteriorated log bridges across Boiling Springs, Flat Branch, and Rocky Branch will be replaced. Volunteers are needed to help move material and construct bridges made of treated lumber, further details TBA. Interested volunteers please contact CTC office at [email protected] or 931-456-6259.
November 6-8: Annual Statewide TTA meeting, Townsend, Tennessee. Please visit www.tennesseetrails.org for more information.
February 21-March27, 2010: Annual BreakAway program. Lodging will be at the Dogwood Lodge, Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee. Trail construction and maintenance will be in the North Chickamauga Gorge segment, further details TBA.
April-June 2010: Trail construction in the New River segment. This construction will take place in the North Cumberland WMA located in Anderson, Morgan, and Scott counties, further details TBA.
Keep in mind, these volunteer options fulfill activity suggestions from the Passport to the Outdoors Sweepstakes Entries!
For further questions about The Cumberland Trail Conference visit their website at: http://www.cumberlandtrail.org/index.html