Volunteers Needed For National Trails Day On Lookout Mountain On June 2

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and the American Hiking Society are seeking volunteers for National Trails Day on June 2.

At 9 a.m., all volunteers are invited to meet in the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center (Point Park) parking lot. National Park Service staff and other volunteers will work on the Bluff Trail starting at the stairs leading into Point Park and will work toward Sunset Rock replacing trail signs, cleaning graffiti, and clearing honeysuckle. Volunteers can expect to return to the visitor center at approximately noon. All tools and supplies will be provided to volunteers. If you choose to volunteer, the park requests you wear long pants and sturdy, close-toed shoes, and no flip-flops.    

Each year, on the first Saturday in June, the American Hiking Society and the trails community invite Americans of all ages and abilities to find their own adventure and discover their unique story at one of the thousands of events hosted throughout the country. We hope to see you for National Trails Day on Lookout Mountain. If you plan to volunteer, RSVP by emailing Volunteer Coordinator Will Wilson at will_wilson@nps.gov or by calling 423-867-6940 ext. 137.

For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706 866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423 821-7786, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch



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