Cumberland Trail work day planned

Volunteers are asked to come out and help clean up the Cumberland Trail in Morgan County on Saturday.

Cumberland Trail (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)

WARTBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Volunteers are asked to come out and help clean up the Cumberland Trail in Morgan County on Saturday.

The Annual Cumberland Trail work day on February 22nd will focus on 2.5 miles of trail.

"Things tend to fall into the trail, bushes grow in from the sides and stuff. so they require constant maintenance to keep them in good walkable condition," said Matt Hudson with the National Park Service.

Hudson hopes people get involved in the park. He said last year 200 volunteers spent hundreds of hours keeping the park in shape.

"It also gives people a real sense of ownership in the park, It great increases their desire to help protect our park and care about it and understand why it's important. if they've helped take care of it in a real tangible way," said Hudson.

The section of the Cumberland Trail to be worked on is between Rock Creek Campground and Alley Ford. The event is expected to conclude around 4:30 p.m.

Participants should wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring work gloves, shovels, loppers, clippers, and small bow saws or folding saws (NO CHAINSAWS). Some hand tools will be available at the event. Volunteers should bring clothing appropriate for weather conditions, and plenty of water, snacks, and a lunch.

Volunteers should meet at Rock Creek Campground at 10:00 a.m.

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