- Sat, Apr 22United StatesApr 22, 8:00 AM EDT – Apr 23, 5:00 PM EDTUnited StatesAfter registration, teams will be assigned to areas all around GSMNP. After the cleanup, we will meet at Tremont Institute from 2-5pm for food, drink and live music. The celebrations are separate events, so ensure you also register for that to allow us an accurate head count for food.
- Sat, Apr 22Deep Creek, Bryson City NC
- Sat, Apr 22Tremont Institute Picnic Pavillion
Impact in 2022:
Cleanups held: 17
Pounds Removed: 6,402
Hours Volunteered: 1,489
Who We Are
Save Our Smokies, Inc is an all volunteer organization that removes litter and graffiti from public lands. We partner with USFS, Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) and local and state parks. Since our founding in 2020, we have been determined to make an impact. The core of our efforts is to bring volunteers together to reduce the negative impact human overuse and destruction has on public lands.
What We Do
Making A Difference
Save Our Smokies is dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Through donations from supporters, we provide all needed tools and supplies to our volunteer teams. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support. We collect, bag, weigh and properly dispose of litter in parking areas, overlooks and roadsides.
We are excited to be adding specialized teams to perform removal of graffiti. We begin training with GSMNP in the spring of 2022 to learn how the National Park Service performs graffiti removal. Through some generous donors, we have obtained a pressure washer trailer for this mission.