Tennessee River Cleanup Crew Collects Over 15K Pounds Of Trash

Crews with Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful were hard at work cleaning up the river’s reservoirs. A team of 58 volunteers removed nearly eight tons of trash and debris over two days.

Their “Tennessee River Grand Slam Cleanup Series” collected more than 9-thousand pounds of garbage from Watts Bar lake and over 6-thousand pounds from Fort Loudoun lake, for a total of more than 15-thousand pounds. Some of the more interesting items they removed include a dock, an abandoned boat, a washing machine and a portable toilet.

“We are blown away by the ever-increasing enthusiasm and momentum around river cleanup efforts in diverse communities in the Tennessee River watershed,” says Kathleen Gibi, executive director for the group. “The energy is seen in the numbers, like the phenomenal achievements our volunteers made this weekend.”

Source: WATE