Your Smokies Kicks Off Funding to Support The Elk Bugle Corp in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Disgusted by the tragic poaching of Bull Elk #21 inside the Great Smoky Mountains national park, the owner of Mean Cash Inc and all of the Your Smokies Web Sites Christopher Hibbard kicked off a memorial fund for this worthy cause with a $1,000 donation.
Christopher Hibbard is a member of the Elk Bugle Corp national park volunteers and is a strong supporter of Friends of the Smokies who set up the fund within days of the poaching incident.
The hope is with proper funding, the Elk Bugle Corp an all volunteer organization which helps educate the public about the North American Elk Restoration program in the Great Smoky Mountains national park, will be able to function better as the eyes and ears of the park service in the Cataloochee Valley and discourage any further incidents of poaching as well as improve the visitor experience for hundreds of thousands of visitors a year to the valley.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park chapter of the Elk Bugle Corp was formed and 2007 and has grown from 36 members to 81 volunteers on 2009. 2010 will now be the first year the Elk Bugle Corp will have a budget and funds to spend on necessary equipment.
All donations go directly to equipment and not to any administration expenses.