Come out for a day's work in the woods to improve the Appalachian Trail in the Big Laurel Branch Wilderness. This special section of the A.T. near Watauga Lake offers the chance for new volunteers as well as those with experience to be part of something bigger - keeping the A.T. open. This doesn't happen without volunteer hands! Work on Wednesday, August 15 will be performing essential maintenance, including drain clearing, brush cutting, busting up fire rings, tread improvements, and, of course, a rewarding experience making new friends.
This event is hosted by the Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. All training and tools will be provided. Wear long pants, sturdy boots. Bring work gloves, lunch, personal snacks, a rain jacket, sun protection, and plenty of water.
For volunteers participating from Asheville, North Carolina, a carpool will leave at 8 a.m. and return by 5:30 p.m. For volunteers joining from Tennessee, a carpool will leave from Unicoi, Tenn at 9 a.m. and return by 4:30 p.m.
Advance registration is necessary. Please use this link to register for this event.