Love The Clinch River?
Sign Up For Big Cleanup!
The first 100 volunteers to register for the sixth annual Big Clinch River Cleanup on Saturday, July 21, will get a free, full breakfast at the scenic Museum of Appalachia.
Everyone who enjoys the river, from anglers to kayakers to wildlife watchers, is invited to help remove litter from the Clinch and its banks. The community-wide cleanup starts at 8 a.m. with breakfast at the museum, 2819 Andersonville Highway, Norris. The cleanup will wrap up about 2 p.m.
Volunteers work in a variety of ways:
* Walking along riverside roads and through parking areas, gathering trash.
* Wading for litter in shallow water.
* In kayaks and canoes, cleaning shorelines and shallow water where there's no public access by road.
* In powerboats, hauling tires and other items from the depths.
Support for all the teams is supplied by volunteering emergency medical people, ham radio operators, tire disposal professionals and workers with trucks. Support for the breakfast comes from a Tennessee Valley Authority grant.
The event will be held rain or shine (in case of severe weather, the breakfast will be held but volunteers will stay on shore).
To sign up, click here. For more information and photos of least year's cleanup, click here.