Last year’s event included more than 175 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-sleeve shirts, sturdy shoes or boots, and gloves. Garbage bags will be provided, as well as the garbage pickup. This is always a fun and rewarding event.”
A new addition to the cleanup event this year will be a cookout for participants at the North River Checking Station located on TellicoRiver Road below Green Cove.
The Chattanooga Trout Association will be grilling hot dogs for participants from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will provide homemade chili and other side dishes. The TWRA will also offer tours of the Pheasant Field Fish Hatchery for participants who are interested.
This event is being sponsored by the Forest Service, the Tennessee Valley Authority, Trout Unlimited, Chattanooga Trout Association, Keep Monroe Beautiful, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.