4th Annual Cherokee National River Cleanup scheduled for Watauga Lake

Published 12:17 pm Thursday, February 8, 2024

FROM STAFF REPORTS
Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful, Keep Jonesboro Beautiful, and Keep Carter County Beautiful are joining forces to sponsor the 4th Annual Cherokee National River Cleanup at Watauga Lake on February 17 starting at 1 p.m.
The cleanup event, part of the Cherokee National Forest River Cleanup Series, will take place from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a volunteer limit of 15-30 participants. The launch point is set for the Little Milligan Boat Ramp located at Moody Circle Drive.
Volunteers will be transported to various shorelines around Watauga Lake by boat, ensuring a thorough cleanup effort. Life jackets will be provided and are mandatory while on the boat. Participants are advised to dress appropriately and bring water boots if available. Additionally, volunteers are encouraged to bring their own bottled water and work gloves, though gloves will be available courtesy of Keep Carter County Beautiful.
For registration, all volunteers must sign up through Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful at https://www.keeptnriverbeautiful.org/watauga.
The event coordinates are as follows: Little Milligan Boat Ramp, accessible via Hwy. 321 and Moody Circle Road in Carter County. Note that while Google Maps may indicate “Lakeview Dr.” for the Little Milligan Boat Ramp, the correct location is at the end of Moody Circle, not Lakeview Drive in Butler.

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