The first cleanup was held in one cove of Chickamauga Lake, where volunteers removed 2,578 lbs. of trash
Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful will host the 3rd annual, two-part volunteer cleanup series called the ‘Chickamauga Lake Cleanup Weekend presented by iSustain’ held on Friday, June 9,
and Saturday, June 10.
The cleanup series is made possible thanks to a title sponsorship from iSustain Recycling, a national sustainability services company that processes over 182 million pounds of recyclable products each year.
“As a growing nonprofit, it’s all the more meaningful to work with a company that has consistently supported us since our early years the way that iSustain has,” said Kathleen Gibi, KTNRB executive director. “On top the fact that their staff members roll up their sleeves and clean the shorelines each year at this series, they work year-round making an impact for our planet in their day-to-day work.”
Volunteers from the community are invited to join both cleanups held on Chickamauga Lake of the Tennessee River in Soddy Daisy. Employees from iSustain will take part in the cleanup, too.
The event series is also held in partnership with Keep Soddy Daisy Beautiful, who regularly holds cleanups in the area and is collaborating on this series by assisting with volunteer recruitment.
KTNRB will take volunteers out on their 26-foot work boats to clean a portion of the Tennessee River on Chickamauga Lake.
“So exciting to be a part of the KTNRB efforts to educate, create awareness, and make an impact on the litter in our waterways,” said Mark Huber, vice president of Business Development for iSustain, Inc. and KTNRB Board President. “KTNRB is focusing on the source of ocean litter and microplastic contamination, and through outreach and education we can all make a difference on our beautiful waterways here in Tennessee as well as nationally.”
Volunteers must register for the event as boat seats are limited. Registration for both events can be found at www.KeepTNRiverBeautiful.org/chickamauga
Volunteers remove litter from the shoreline of Chickamauga Lake on the Tennessee River