4th Annual Chickamauga Lake Cleanup June 8 Aims To Hit 25,000-Pound Milestone

  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful and iSustain will host the fourth annual Chickamauga Lake Cleanup presented by iSustain this Saturday at 10 a.m. The cleanup will take launch from Chester Frost Park.

In its previous three years, this annual cleanup has already inspired 90 volunteers to remove 19,901lbs. of trash from Chickamauga Lake. Organizers at KTNRB and iSustain are striving to hit the milestone of 25,000 lbs. of trash removed in this cleanup’s fourth year.

"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." officials said.

“iSustain has demonstrated the true impact that one company can make in working with a water cleanup nonprofit and we’re so grateful for their commitment to protecting our waterways,” 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 the cleanup 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.
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