Union Volunteers To Complete Wolftever Creek Boat Ramp Renovation
Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and a team of union volunteers will complete a renovation of the Wolftever Creek Boat Ramp adjacent to Harrison Bay State Park on Highway 58. No state game and fish funds were required for the improvements, as project materials were purchased with $10,000 raised by United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 42 members and $22,000 in federal marine fuel tax revenues from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. All union labor is donated.
Along with UAW Local 42, participating union members also represent the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 175, Ironworkers Local 704 and Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Local 5.
Part of USA’s Work Boots on the Ground (WBG) program, the project will improve year-round public access to Harrison Bay and Lake Chickamauga by replacing the ramp’s existing dilapidated dock with a brand-new, 104-foot-long, handicap-accessible floating pier.
The Wolftever Creek Boat Ramp is one of the Chattanooga area’s most heavily used public water accesses and serves thousands of anglers and recreational boaters annually.
Union volunteers demolished the old dock on April 7, and will install the new pier on Saturday. Work begins at 8 a.m., and the pier arrives at 9 a.m.
The Wolftever Creek Boat Ramp is at 8002 TN-58, Harrison, Tn. 37341.