Volunteers from Oak Ridge are shown recently making improvements
to the Cosby Picnic Area as part of an ongoing effort between the
Park and B&W Y-12.
|Published: 8:03 PM, 05/17/2013
||Last updated: 8:03 PM, 05/17/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is appreciative of
the work recently performed by volunteers from Oak Ridge, TN. The volunteers
completed renovations at Cosby Picnic Area as part of an ongoing, 17-year
volunteer partnership effort, “Help the Smokies”, developed between B&W
Y-12 and the Park.
Volunteers installed a set of steps, pathway, and an ADA
accessible grill area. The group also refreshed the gravel surface of 35 picnic
table sites and removed tree limbs and other debris from the entire picnic
area. These much needed renovations and maintenance will benefit both visitors
and local residents who enjoy the Cosby Picnic Area for years to come.
“We appreciate the long-term commitment made by B&W
Y-12 in support of this valuable partnership,” said Park Superintendent Dale
Ditmanson. “The volunteers have consistently shown their care and understanding
for the preservation of the Park through their continued hard work and
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