Mountain bikers, runners and hikers now have a place to take a break after making strenuous climbs up the Cullowhee Connector and Upper Long Branch and Lower Long Branch trails on WCU’s multi-use trail system.
Even good weather showed up for the 34th annual Tuck River Cleanup. Hosted by Western Carolina University’s Base Camp Cullowhee, the April 14 activity to clean up the Tuckaseigee River as it flows through Jackson County was deemed successful, if sometimes overwhelming, by organizers.
What is considered the nation’s largest single-day effort to remove trash from a river, the 34th annual Tuck River Cleanup, hosted by Western Carolina University’s Base Camp Cullowhee, will be Saturday, April 14.
With the arrival of Western Carolina University’s spring break week, some students will seek out warm and sandy locations or return to their hometowns for family visits, but others will be heading out on ventures to provide much-needed services for a variety of organizations and to expand their personal limits.
Base Camp Cullowhee, Western Carolina University’s outdoor programming organization, will be holding its fifth annual Outdoor Gear Sale and Swap from noon until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, on the lawn of A.K. Hinds University Center.
With the trail system, which includes six separate trails, soon to begin its fifth year as an amenity on the WCU campus, the staff of Base Camp Cullowhee recently has completed several projects designed to improve the experience and improve safety for those who ride, walk and run the trails.
It was another year and another successful Tuck River Cleanup, considered to be the largest single-day volunteer event to remove trash and restore a waterway in the nation. Held Saturday, April 8, by Western Carolina University’s Base Camp Cullowhee, 581 registered participants took part in efforts along nearly 30 miles of the Tuckaseigee River in Jackson County.
The 33rd annual Tuck River Cleanup, hosted by Western Carolina University’s Base Camp Cullowhee, will be held Saturday, April 8, and organizers are seeking additional volunteers willing to get dirty to keep things clean.