Great Smoky Mountains Spur Clean-Up Day
Lend a hand and help clean-up the Great Smoky Mountains Spur. Photo credit – John Lang
Great Smoky Mountains Spur Clean Up Day Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The Spur is approximately five miles of the foothills parkway connecting Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a scenic stretch often “loved to death” by thoughtless motorists and anglers; and your participation is needed to help remove trash and debris. Last year’s clean-up collected about 19 bags of trash per mile.
The spur clean-up coincides with area Earth Week activities culminating with Earth Day April 22, 2017. Sevier County is proud to join communities around the world in an effort to clean-up the mess left by others. The three-hour event is a joint effort by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Keep Sevier Beautiful Foundation.
“The strong volunteer response is evidence of the commitment by our local residents and businesses to the preservation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park for future generations,” said Jim Downs of the Gatlinburg Convention & Visitors Bureau.