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Stream cleanup completed in honor and memory of Burleson

FROM STAFF REPORTS
Thirty-four people from the Roan Mountain community and the Overmountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited participated in the 25th Stream Cleanup of the Doe River and its creeks Saturday, Sept 19, 2020.
The stream cleanup is held annually in memory and honor of Todd Burleson, who was an avid angler, conservationist and community leader.
Burleson started the first cleanup in 1995 in Roan Mountain. The Burleson family and Trout Unlimited have kept his effort alive every September for 25 years.
This year the team concentrated on the Doe River along a four-mile section of Old Railroad Grade Road and another four-mile section through the Roan Mountain Community Park and following Highway 143 toward the Roan Mountain State Park.
The Burleson family treated the volunteers to a lunch bbq, beans, and fixings.