Benton — The annual Hiwassee River Clean-up Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 23. The event helps keep the Hiwassee River Corridor and East Tennessee clean and beautiful. Event participants …
Benton — The annual Hiwassee River Clean-up Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 23. The event helps keep the Hiwassee River Corridor and East Tennessee clean and beautiful.
Event participants will meet at the Ocoee/Hiwassee State Park Office at 9 a.m. The office is located on Spring Creek Road, just north of the Hiwassee River and east off Highway 411. The turn off from Highway 411 is signed and is approximately six miles north of Benton and five miles south of Etowah.
The event is sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, Tennessee State Parks, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Tennessee Valley Authority, Trout Unlimited, Starr Mountain Outfitters of Etowah, and in conjunction with the Springtown Community Support Group cleanup.
Participants should bring water, long-sleeve shirts and thick leather gloves, and wear boots or sturdy shoes and safety glasses. Trash bags will be provided. A cookout hosted by Trout Unlimited will be held afterwards for participants.
The upper Hiwassee River is designated as a State Scenic River and is managed by the Forest Service, TVA, TWRA, and Tennessee State Parks.
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