Of all the fly fishermen and spectators going to visit the park this year, enjoying and viewing beautiful scenes of the smokey mountains "Nature's Sanctuary" , I rejoice in the opportunity and pleasure we still have in being able to take part in something so spectaculiar. But as beauty is quite prevalent, so is humanity. Although we might not rejoice in hearing that we are sometimes parasites to nature, laying down trash from our own inconvience and exhaustation of the moment, we debris the countryside for years to come in a matter of minutes. All I ask of the visitors in this moment when you are hiking that trail and have that plastic bottle or other forms of trash, tackle, food containers, is that you take that one moment of inconvience and be convienant to nature and DECIDE to take the time to put it in your pack or pocket, or hold on to it until you get to your vehicle. If you have ever been in a fraternity or a large group of people ... you know the power of numbers.... it astonishing. 1 leads to another, 1 leads to the solution to our problem. We may debris the grounds we spend time on, but unlike any other animal we have the ability , the intuition, to decide to pick this stuff back up, even if it's not our own trash, it is all our problems! Man makes fire, surely we could have the intuition to pick up alittle trash !
God bless, Phil

"Leave it alittle cleaner when you leave it "