During these times, outdoor recreation has seen an influx of folks who aren’t recreating responsibly. Overcrowding in areas like Laurel Falls of the Cherokee National Forest, Dolly Sods in West Virginia, and Max Patch along the Appalachian Trail has contributed to an increase in pollution and trail erosion. Follow along as we feature local leaders for a litter-free Tennessee and ways you can help reduce your footprint on our lands.
Meet: Matt Moses
Matt, owner of USA Raft Adventure Resort, cares about protecting the public lands we recreate. He has been working in the outdoor industry for more than 30 years including majoring in outdoor recreation in college, guiding experiences, and now owning one of Northeast Tennessee’s prime adventure resorts.
Matt is passionate about caring for our natural resources and serves as a trustee on the board of Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. He advocates for guests to partake in “less screen time,” and encourages them to get out of their comfort zone via adventures on the Nolichucky River. USA Raft Adventure Resort offers whitewater rafting, fishing, caving, onewheel, SUP adventures, and more!
If you are looking for an activity to get outside and off the couch while still social distancing during the pandemic, put your volunteer shoes on and head to the hills. We take pride in our beautiful mountain scenery in Northeast Tennessee and want to protect it for generations to come. We need YOU to join us and local leaders for a litter-free Tennessee.