February 19, 2002
9. RIVER CLEANUP -   Join in the Tellico River Cleanup!

The 3rd Annual Tellico River Cleanup Day is Saturday, March 9, 2002.
-Rain or Shine
-Registration begins 9:00 am at the Tellico Ranger Station (near Tellico Plain, TN) and at the Stateline Campground
-Bags and bagged trash pick-up will be provided
-Bright colored clothing is recommended
-Bringing gloves is recommended

The current list of groups participating includes USDA Forest Service, TVA, Trout Unlimited, Southern Four Wheel Drive Association, Boy Scouts of America, Chattanooga Trout Association.

The area cleaned is along the Tellico and North River roads and river banks.  Last year there were about 65 participants.  With more participants, more area gets cleaned.  We need as many groups as
possible participating (recreation, environmental, school, church, scouts, etc.).

For more details contact: 
Mary Jane Burnette - Tellico Ranger District, 423-253-2520
Steve Fry - Trout Unlimited, 423-855-5897



June 12, 2001
Nolichucky River Cleanup and Celebration, June 23rd:


March 14, 2001  

National River Cleanup Week, May 12-29, 2001:

The tenth annual National River Cleanup Week will take place May 12-19, 2001. Each year National River Cleanup Week encourages cleanups of local waterways and promotes the importance of keeping rivers and streams clean. Civic clubs, businesses, paddle sports enthusiasts, fishing groups, outfitters and conservation groups join together across the country to organize and execute cleanups of their selected streams.


More than 54,000 volunteers took part in the last cleanup experience from June 3-10,2000.  Since the beginning of National River Cleanup Week in 1992 - 326,707 volunteers have participated in 4,079 cleanups covering 80,451 miles of shoreline and waterways!


National River Cleanup Week assists local groups with information on how to conduct a successful river cleanup, how to promote their event, and provides safety tips. Groups that register their cleanups may receive free National River Cleanup trash bags for cleanups occurring during the week of May 12-19, 2001. Trash bags are subject to availability. Groups that register receive a packet of educational materials prior to the cleanup week. A video on "How to Conduct and Organize a River Cleanup" is available for $10.95. For more information please contact the America Outdoors office.


For additional information contact Vickie Chiocca, 865-558-3595, [email protected] or visit http://www.americaoutdoors.org  and click on National River Cleanup Week.


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