TVA Celebrates Earth Day With Reservoir Cleanups, Nature Walks, Photo Contest

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Saturday, April 22, may officially be Earth Day, but the Tennessee Valley Authority and its volunteer partners have more events designed to celebrate and give back to the planet than can fit in a single day. Ten different activities, from reservoir cleanups to nature walks to fishing, are scheduled in the coming days across the Tennessee Valley.

Interested participants can discover details and sign-up opportunities for each of the following activities on TVA’s website:

Friday, April 21

 Earth Day Cleanup in Calloway County, Ky., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. CDT

Saturday, April 22

Towns County Big Sweep on Chatuge Reservoir, Hayesville, N.C., currently underway and continuing through 
April 22

Cherokee Lake Users Association Annual Earth Day Cleanup at multiple marina locations around the lake near Morristown, Tenn., 
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. EDT

Norris Dam BioBlitz in Andersonville, Tn., 
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. EDT

Cast for Kids at Chester Frost Park in Hixson, Tn., 
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. EDT

Sunday, April 23

Earth Day at Monte Sano State Park in Madison, Al., 
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT

Saturday, April 29

Athens Earth Day at Friendship Church in Athens, Al., 
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT

Marbut Bend Walking Trail in West Limestone, Al., 
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. CDT

Chickamauga Dam BioBlitz in Chattanooga, Tn., 
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. EDT

Saturday, May 6

Douglas Lake the Beautiful Spring Cleanup at multiple locations around the lake near Dandridge, Tn., 
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. EDT

New to the Earth Day celebration this year is a special #TVAnature photo contest, which encourages everyone to show their love of nature by snapping and sharing pictures on TVA lands between April 20-25. Complete contest rules can be found at Photos can be posted directly on the contest website, or on Twitter or Instagram by using the hashtag #TVAnature. Prizes for the best photos include a camping lantern with a solar mobile charger, a double hammock and a solar powerbank that's compatible with almost any smartphone.

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