There are a number of events going on this year in Great Smoky Mountains National Park where volunteers are needed. Most people don’t realize it, but much of what is accomplished in the park is done through the efforts of volunteers including trail maintenance, visitor relations, and fisheries management.

TroutFest is an event organized by the Little River Chapter of Trout Unlimited to raise money for fisheries in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Money raised by the event helps the park fisheries department hire seasonal workers, typically college students, who monitor fish populations and restore native brook trout. Volunteers are still needed to carry out some projects because of their large scale. These include fish population monitoring of large streams and the Lynn Camp Prong brook trout restoration.

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