2017 Elk River Canoe & Kayak Trail Cleanup

By on January 11, 2016
Thanks to all who participated in 2017, including a special thanks to TVA and Limestone County Commission District 4!

 

2017 Elk River Cleanup
2017 Elk River Cleanup

Handing out supplies

2017 River Cleanup Volunteers
2017 River Cleanup Volunteers

57 volunteers came out to clean up the Elk River.

2017 Elk River Cleanup
2017 Elk River Cleanup

Working together.

2017 Elk River Cleanup
2017 Elk River Cleanup

Cleaning the sloughs and under the Baker Hill bridge.

2017 Elk River Cleanup
2017 Elk River Cleanup

Rolling on (or next to) the river….

2017 Elk River Cleanup
2017 Elk River Cleanup

Volunteers with smiles! The best kind.

2017 Elk River Cleanup
2017 Elk River Cleanup

Girl Scout Troop 1134 thinks litter stinks!

2017 River Cleanup
2017 River Cleanup

The Pattersons working on Cabbage Ridge Rd.

2017 Elk River Cleanup
2017 Elk River Cleanup

TVA staff and our volunteers hauling trash out of the river.

2017 Elk River Cleanup
2017 Elk River Cleanup

Ben Harrison pitching in.

2017 Elk River Cleanup
2017 Elk River Cleanup

You never know what you’ll find floating down the river.

2017 River Cleanup
2017 River Cleanup

Volunteer registration

2017 River Cleanup
2017 River Cleanup

TRAIL members spending their Saturday cleaning the river.

2017 River Cleanup
2017 River Cleanup

Jay McCook proving he got his hands dirty today!

2017 River Cleanup
2017 River Cleanup

The Geigers cleaning up a horrible dump site.

2017 River Cleanup
2017 River Cleanup

More from the dump site

2017 River Cleanup
2017 River Cleanup

And more from the dump site.

2017 River Cleanup
2017 River Cleanup

Volunteers enjoying lunch after a hard morning’s work.

Total Weight of Trash Removed:   7,380 lbs.

 

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

 

Each year, KALB holds an Elk River Canoe & Kayak Trail Cleanup in an effort to remove trash and debris from our beautiful river and surrounding land areas.

TVA has, once again, agreed to sponsor this event allowing us to provide prize drawings and lunch for all of our volunteers.

Event Date:  Saturday, March 4, 2017

Event Time:   8 a.m. – Noon

Lunch:   Complementary lunch served at noon

Meeting Place:  All Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at the boat launch area on Hatchery Rd. in West Limestone.  Take Hwy 99 West and cross the Elk River.  Turn right onto Cabbage Ridge Rd.   Keep right to turn onto Hatchery Rd.  The boat launch will be on your right.  We will begin at this area, then be disbursed to cleanup locations.

2015 Group Photo River Cleanup

Registration:   Please email or call KALB at KALBCares@gmail.com or 256-233-8000 to let us know you will be participating.  This information is helpful to ensure we have enough supplies and provisions for lunch.

Hold Harmless – Adults:   All adult participants must sign a Hold Harmless Agreement which will be available on the day of the event.

Hold Harmless – Minors:   All minors must have a Consent Form and Hold Harmless Agreement for Minors signed by a parent or legal guardian. See link below to download and print this form.   All minors must be accompanied by an responsible adult.   Agreement for Minors.

Supplies:   Trash bags, gloves, and some litter grabbers will be provided by TVA and KALB.  Gloves will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own.  Participants may bring rakes, shovels, chains, waders and other equipment, if desired, to help remove debris.

Proper Dress:   Participants should wear long pants and shoes appropriate for walking in the woods or on boats.  No sandals.  Wear clothes that you can get dirty and that are weather appropriate!  Bring gloves.  If you don’t have work gloves, some will be available.  Please wear sun screen and/or insect repellent as needed for protection.

Kayaks and Boats:  Boats and kayaks are welcomed to help remove litter from the river banks and sloughs.  All required safety equipment must be on board.

General Guidelines:  In order to make this cleanup more participant friendly, there will be no need to transport your trash and debris back to the starting point.  We WILL NOT be weighing trash; however, there WILL BE PRIZES!  Groups and individuals will be sent to locations along the river that are in need of cleanup.  All trash and debris should be placed in one general area.  District 4 staff will pick up the trash to transport it to the Transfer Station.

Prize Drawings

All volunteers who participate for the full 4 hours will have their names entered into a drawing for cash and other prizes!   Winners must be present.  Names will be drawn while lunch is provided.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:             256-233-8000               KALBCares@gmail.com