Earth Week in the Smokies

Scenic forest with cascading stream

Do you remember when Earth Day was exactly that, one day of community events to raise awareness about protecting nature? We are glad to see that Earth Day has turned into Earth Week, at least here in Gatlinburg. Several outdoor fun and green-living awareness programs will take place April 23-27. If you see people picking up trash on the Spur (the highway between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg) on April 24, please know they are volunteers taking part of Earth Week and not convicts. 

Educational activities, food, entertainment, games will all happen under the name Earth Week festival on April 27. You do not need to register for these events in order to participate but you may want to look up where is Gatlinburg in Tennessee ahead of time and get here early. Traffic can get bogged down later in the day.  

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