Published On: Fri, Mar 14th, 2014

Park seeks Oconaluftee roving volunteers

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting for volunteers to assist park visitors by roving the Oconaluftee River Trail, Mountain Farm Museum, and fields along Newfound Gap Road near Oconaluftee Visitor Center. Volunteers are needed from mid-April through mid-November.

Volunteers will provide information to visitors regarding park regulations that best protect wildlife including proper waste disposal and safe wildlife viewing. In addition, volunteers will provide information about the cultural resources found at the Mountain Farm Museum and natural resources along the Oconaluftee River Trail. When elk are present in the fields, volunteers will assist Park Rangers with traffic management and provide visitors with information on safely viewing elk. 

All interested volunteers are required to attend one 6-hour orientation and training session on Friday, April 4 at 10a.m. at the Oconaluftee Multi-Purpose Room near the Oconaluftee Visitor Center. To register for training or for more information, contact Kathleen Stuart 497-1914.

– NPS

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