Monday, February 10, 2014

The Annual Hiwassee River Cleanup Day

The annual Hiwassee River Cleanup Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 22, 2014. The event helps keep the Hiwassee River Corridor and East Tennessee clean and beautiful.

The event is sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, Tennessee State Parks, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and Trout Unlimited, in conjunction with the Springtown Community Support Group cleanup. Event participants will meet at the Ocoee/Hiwassee State Park Office at 9:00 am. The office is located on Spring Creek Road just north of the Hiwassee River and east off Highway 411. The turn off from Hwy 411 is signed and is approximately 6 miles north of Benton and 5 miles south of Etowah.

Participants should bring long sleeve shirts, thick leather gloves and wear boots or sturdy shoes and safety glasses. Trash bags will be provided. A cookout hosted by Trout Unlimited will be held afterwards for participants.

The upper Hiwassee River is designated as a State Scenic River and is managed by the Forest Service, TVA, TWRA, and Tennessee State Parks. Come help in making the Hiwassee one of the most beautiful rivers in the southeast.

For additional information please contact Bo Reynolds at (423) 338-3319


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