In an attempt to keep the Tennessee community clean, a group of volunteers got rid of 9,200-lbs of dirt from the banks of Tennessee River.
A nonprofit initiatives Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful and Johnsonville State Historic Park organized this cleanup.
In October, the team led another cleanup when they obtained 4,811 pounds of trash. Even after cleaning this, there’s still more to be cleaned. The team has plans to organize another event in April and intends to collect 100,000 pounds of trash from the river by the end of 2021.
With the help of KTNRB’s 25-foot aluminum work boat, 25 volunteers gathered over three days to remove 9,208 lbs.
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That’s how the change for our river will happen: through local partners and individuals who are eager about taking ownership to protect and improve their beautiful river community.KTNRB Executive Director
KTNRB hosted a cleanup in October and collaborated with national nonprofit Living Lands & Waters who brought five 30-ft work boats to get rid of 4,811-lbs. of trash.
The group hopes to organize another event in April when 100,000 pounds of trash would be collected from the river by the end of the year. You can follow KTNRB on Facebook or other social media to know more about the upcoming cleanup.