Y-12 employees volunteer for Help the Smokies Day
Scott Underwood, Senior Director of Y-12 Infrastructure, addresses volunteers at the most recent Help the Smokies Day.
Y-12 employees, retirees, and family members joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory and National Park Service employees for a work day at the Great Smoky Mountains Nation Park’s Chimneys picnic area. The crew completed work on the lower end of the area by refreshing the rock base, filling in fall hazards and drop-offs that could affect driving and repairing damaged hand rails. The team also removed leaves and repaired or replaced timbers that provide the base for the tables and grills across the area. As part of effort to reduce damage to tabletops from hot cooking utensils, the team also installed new hot plates across picnic area.
These efforts were the latest in the Help the Smokies project that has been ongoing since 1996.