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(WBIR, Knoxville) - About 100 volunteers spent Tuesday morning picking up trash along the spur in Gatlinburg.

It was part of the City of Gatlinburg's Earth Week.

Tuesday, Gatlinburg celebrated Earth Day with its annual spur clean-up day. Volunteers from businesses in the community spent about three hours picking up litter and trash along the section of road that connects the Pigeon Forge with Gatlinburg.

The area belongs to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and city officials say it is their way to give back to the park.

"We have over 3,000 volunteers each year that contribute time to the park in all sorts of different ways, and a group this large contributing time like this is wonderful, and it really is a chance for the community to get together too," said Caitlin Worth with the National Park Service.

Gatlinburg has several more events planned this week including one for kids on Wednesday, the Earth Day Festival on Thursday, and a 5K on Friday which is a night race.

More information can be found at http://www.gatlinburg.com.

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