The Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited organized an in-water roundup of tires and junk on June 23, 2001. We hauled out about 600 tires, a partially submerged boat, and a variety of other types of junk. We cleaned the Clinch River for a distance of 3 miles upstream of the Highway 61 Bridge. Channel 8 News (CBS) and Fox 43 News televised the event. The news stories described how events like this teach children the importance of developing good conservation habits. Not a bad day's work.
Special thanks to the Anderson County Litter Grant Program and County Highway Department for their assistance.
<-- Tire harpooning crew
Tire winching crew....
|News camera crew
(Thanks to WVLT-TV Cameraman Jason Tighe)
Boat loading crew
|Buzz Buffington, who organized the effort, even smiled after the partially submerged boat was removed!|
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