Smoky Mountain News
• It’s getting harder to find new ways to get outside with more closures on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
• Earth Day turns 50 on Wednesday, April 22! Celebrate it from home by planting a native tree, shrub, flower or anything else that strikes your fancy. Pick up litter around your neighborhood, build a garden bed or set up a bird box in the backyard. Find more ways to celebrate all month long with WNC For the Planet.
• Explore the Smokies from home with the help of teacher naturalists at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont.
• Welcome spring with the Greening Up the Mountains 5K, this year set up as a virtual event.