Tag: Friends of the Smokies

  1. Partners Cooperate to Meet the Needs of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Partners Cooperate to Meet the Needs of Great Smoky Mountains National Park By Valerie Polk Great Smoky Mountains National Park preserves more than 500,000 acres of treasured mountain landscape and roughly 2,900 miles of rivers and streams, all habitat for thousands of species of plants, animals, fungi, and more. In the midst of this impressive biodiversity are nearly 850 miles of trails and numerous iconic landmarks Read more...
  2. Experience 'SmokiEEEs @ Home' during National Park Week

    Experience 'SmokiEEEs @ Home' during National Park Week GSMA is proud to be a collaborator on this fantastic project with Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Friends of the Smokies, Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, and Discover Life in America. Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials invite the public to experience ‘SmokiEEEs @ Home’ during National Park Week. Read more...
  3. Friends of the Smokies to expand its Kodak footprint

    Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Great Smoky Mountains Association, two of the national park’s oldest and most productive partners, have shared space at the Sevierville Visitor Center on Winfield Dunn Parkway near Interstate 40 for more than a decade. GSMA has operated a retail space on the ground level, where it offers visitors educational items designed to enrich their Smoky Mountain experience, while FOTS staff occupied office space directly above.

    However, the organizations’ roles have transformed over time. One has outgrown its share of the space, while the other has felt the need to scale back, making the next move obvious. GSMA plans to close its retail store by Nov. 1 and Friends of the Smokies will convert the first floor into much-needed additional office space.

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