Registration is open now for everyone who wants to help with the sixth annual Big Clinch River Cleanup on Saturday, July 21. It starts at 8 a.m. with breakfast at the scenic Museum of Appalachia, 2819 Andersonville Highway, Norris. The cleanup will wrap up about 2 p.m.
Volunteers work in a variety of ways:
• Above the water line, workers walk along riverside roads and through parking areas, gathering trash.
• Volunteers wearing waders patrol for litter in shallow water.
• In kayaks and canoes, volunteers work to clean shorelines and shallow water where there is no public access by road.
• In powerboats and driftboats, volunteers haul tires and other items from the depths.
The first 100 volunteers to register will qualify for a free full breakfast at the picturesque museum. To sign up, please visit http://crctu.org and click on Big Cleanup Registration. For more information, contact Rusty Hallett at email@example.com or (859) 227-1227, or Dave Easter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 608-7090. The event will be held rain or shine (in case of severe weather, the breakfast will be held but volunteers will stay on shore).
Clinch River Chapter TU works to preserve and protect the Clinch River tailwater and its watershed through conservation projects and through education of children and adults in aquatic natural resources. Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month in the parish hall at St. Francis Episcopal Church, Norris, except when outdoor activities are scheduled.