Volunteers needed for Ijams River Rescue cleanup event


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — One of the reasons many feel it’s great to live in East Tennessee is because of the natural beauty; however, keeping it clean of litter helps maintain that beauty.

If you’re feeling like helping out, the 32nd Ijams River Rescue is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 27.

The annual communitywide cleanup event focuses on removing trash, litter and tires from sites along the Tennessee River and its tributaries.

Cleanup leaders say the event is a great way to get out, get active while staying safe and keep the river beautiful.

Here’s how to sign up:

The deadline for sign-ups is March 18 or until all the slots have been filled.

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