The Land Trust for Tennessee, working with the Southeast Climbers Coalition, the Town of Signal Mountain and the Signal Mountain Parks Board, gathered over 30 volunteers, ranging in age from four to 80, for our seasonal volunteer day on Saturday, January 16th.
Volunteers spent the day along a portion of The Cumberland Trail State Park, working to give the trail some much-needed tender love and care. Completing trail maintenance and trash removal on the Rainbow Lake Trail, Bee Branch Trail and the Cumberland Trail between Rainbow Lake and Signal Point, this group worked hard to keep this protected public land in good shape for the enjoyment of visitors and locals alike. The Land Trust holds a conservation easement on much of Signal Mountain’s parkland including Rainbow Lake and Patten Park/Green Gorge.
Partnering with The Southeast Climbers Coalition, The Land Trust and volunteers worked for over five hours on an impactful project to remove graffiti from along an exceptionally beautiful part of the scenic trail. Hauling tanks of water up and down the gorge to a variety of rock faces ruined by graffiti, the team successfully restored their natural beauty with the application of a special cleaning substance, old-fashioned elbow grease and many arms-worth of scrubbing.
Thank you to The Southeast Climbers Coalition, state-wide volunteers and Signal Mountain locals for lending a hand!
If you are interested in joining us for future volunteer opportunities please let us know: