Reelfoot Lake State Park will host a Tennessee Serves and National Public Lands Day Hike on Monday, September 30.
Similar events will take place across the state throughout September as part of Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee’s Monthly Service Challenge through her Tennessee Serves initiative.
“There are many ways to serve, and our parks are providing great ways to participate in this effort,” First Lady Lee said in a press release. “We are grateful to all Tennesseans who are putting their time and energy into serving others.”
The Tennessee Serves initiative presents a monthly mission to motivate Tennesseans to roll up their sleeves and get to work. September’s mission is all about cleaning up Tennessee State Parks.
Reelfoot Lake State Park staff will host an interpretive hike on the boardwalk from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. September 30. Participants are encouraged to bring cameras to the event, as it is a great opportunity to get photos of Reelfoot’s unique landscape and wildlife.
This volunteer service opportunity will include making minor repairs to the boardwalk and picking up litter. Other projects may be added at the day of the event. Anyone who attends the event should wear sturdy shoes and meet at the State Park Visitor Center at 9 a.m. This is a free event. To make reservations, call 731-253-9652.
This event is also observing National Public Lands Day, which is an annual day held on the fourth Saturday of each September to promote volunteer conservation and enjoyment of public lands.