Friday, August 9, 2013

BigSweep River Clean Up set for September 21 on the Watauga River

Volunteer collects trash out of the tree next to the river during
the spring clean up!
Date: September 21, 2013
Time: 9am-1pm
Where: all over the watershed
Contact: Wendy Patoprsty at 828-264-3061 to sign up 
Supplies:  gloves and trash bags provided

Volunteers made a huge difference this past spring with a river clean up and live stake installation.  This past April, 47 volunteers cleaned a small section of the Watauga River producing a truck load of trash.  The volunteers also installed 300 livestakes of native silky dogwood, elderberry, silky willow, and ninebark along the river.  Its time again to get out and clean the river!

The Watauga River is our playground all year long, from swimming and tubing to fishing, lounging, birding, wading, photography, boating, and much more. It’s disappointing to see so much trash every year, but it is awesome to see the volunteers getting out there and cleaning up.  Sign up to do your part! Call Wendy at 828-264-3061 or email at

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