Last year’s cleanup included more than 100 participants and nearly 1 ton of trash was collected along Tellico River, North River, and Citico Creek.
Forest Service representative Mary Jane Burnette said, “Everyone is encouraged to wear long-sleeved shirts, sturdy shoes or boots, and gloves. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. Garbage bags will be provided as well as the garbage pickup. T-shirts will be provided to the first 100 volunteers. Sizes are limited, so you may want to arrive early to make sure you get your size shirt. This is always a fun and rewarding event.”
This event is being sponsored by the Forest Service, the Tennessee Valley Authority, Trout Unlimited, Chattanooga Trout Association, Keep Monroe Beautiful, Chota Canoe Club, the Atlanta Whitewater Association and the Tellico Motorcycle Outfitters.