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National Public Lands Day on the Cherokee NF: Trail Maintenance and Clean-up

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National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, this celebration brings out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country.

Come out to the Cherokee National Forest and help us improve our trails and recreation areas! We will meet at 9:30am at Mac Point Beach Recreation Area parking lot for a safety briefing and group photo. We will then assign everyone a task and go from there. Tasks may include trash pick-up, trail brushing and clearing, graffiti removal, overlook clean-up, etc. Volunteers are also required to sign a volunteer agreement to participate in the work day.

Please bring sturdy shoes, work gloves, water, snacks/lunch. Tools will be provided.

To register please apply to this event or contact our Volunteer Coordinator Kelsey Gentry by email: or by phone: 423-338-3300 ext 320.

Directions to Mac Point:

From Cleveland: Head east on Highway 64 until you see the Ocoee District Ranger Station on the left. Once at the Ranger Station, continue on Highway 64 for another 1.5 miles and Mac Point will be on the right. Look for the sign for Mac Point Beach Recreation Area. If you reach the intersection at Highway 30 you have gone too far.

From Ducktown: Head west on Highway 64 until you reach the intersection with Highway 30 on the right. Mac Point will be just past that intersection on the left. Look for the sign for Mac Point Beach Recreation Area. If you see the Parksville Boat Launch you have gone too far.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Start Date - 2022-09-24

End Date - 2022-09-24

Activities include: Trail/Campground Maintenance

Difficulty_Level: Not Difficult

Hosts Housing Amenities: N/A

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The USDA Forest Service's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.


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