Conservancy hosts National Trails Day volunteer opportunity, spring cleaning at Hampton Creek Cove

Published 9:36 am Friday, May 20, 2016

Contributed Photo  A volunteer at last year's spring cleaning clears overgrown brush at Hampton Creek Cove.

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A volunteer at last year’s spring cleaning clears overgrown brush at Hampton Creek Cove.

On Saturday, June 4, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy will host a spring cleaning at Hampton Creek Cove from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The area to be maintained will include seven miles of public trails cross the Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area, including a certified section of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail.

As part of National Trails Day, SAHC is calling for volunteers to help finish some infrastructure trail improvements, including trimming around new hiker stiles, installing signage, and performing general trail maintenance. Volunteers will meet at the Hampton Creek Cove parking area at 10 a.m. and spend the day cutting brush and weeds and putting up new trail signs and markers. Plan to work for approximately four hours, with a break for lunch.

Volunteers are welcome to come for the entire workday or just a part, and should wear sturdy shoes and bring rain gear, sunscreen, lunch, and water. SAHC will provide hand tools, work gloves, and other safety equipment.

To sign up to volunteer, please contact Marquette Crockett at marquette@appalachian.org by May 31st.