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Adopt-a-Trail

Action Opportunity, Community Involvement, Volunteer Opportunity

Become a volunteer with Tennessee Valley Authority and help protect the public lands you love to visit. If you enjoy getting out in nature and have a passion for conservation, this is a great opportunity to get involved and to help ensure these resources are available for generations to come.

For over 80 years, the Tennessee Valley Authority has been entrusted with managing 293,000 acres of public land and 11,000 miles of shoreline for a wide range of public uses.

TVA's resource stewardship capabilities are multiplied by the recruitment of volunteers, in order to tap into the strengths of the community by providing opportunities for the public to assist in resource protection, improvement and enhancement.

TVA manages more than 30 public trails (over 170 miles) along the Tennessee River and its tributaries, and on reservoir lands. Providing quality recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking, and horseback riding is part of our mission of service and helps us make life in the Tennessee Valley better.

You can help us promote a legacy of conservation by protecting and monitoring the trails. Adopters will assist TVA Natural Resources staff by providing information on trail conditions and issues. Volunteers are asked to visit their adopted site at least 4 times per year and complete a condition evaluation form to be submitted to Natural Resources staff. Volunteers don't need any special skills or prior experience; TVA volunteer coordinators will provide the training and supplies you need to get started.

With recreational areas throughout the 7 states of the Tennessee Valley watershed, there are plenty of spots for you to choose from. For more information, visit www.tva.com/volunteer, or email our volunteer coordinators at volunteer@tva.gov. You can also call our Public Land Information Center (PLIC) at 800-TVA-LAND. We look forward to having you on the team!