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Forest Service Asking The Public To 'Leave No Trace' While Enjoying Eclipse


August 17, 2017

With an influx of visitors expected for the solar eclipse on Monday, U.S. Forest Service staff remind visitors to follow the principles of “Leave No Trace” to keep the forests clean and safe.

Plan ahead and prepare for the eclipse weekend, Aug. 18 to 21, according to a Forest Service news release. Know where you are planning to stay, bring a map and check local weather before heading to the forest.

Recreation sites on the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests are expected to be at full capacity for the eclipse, so have alternative plans if needed.

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