The Ocoee River is used for a variety of outdoor activities each Summer, bringing in about 250-thousand guests every year.
But, it's also host to some unwanted materials.
Rob Benson, Mgr. Big Frog Expeditions says, "We enjoy the area so much and we just hate to see litter up here and when we have people coming from out of town , we want a good perception of what we have to offer here.
Trash is found along the River every year, if it wasn't for these volunteers, it would probably stay there.
And some of the items are large, including tires, hubcaps, and hunks of metal.
Tennessee State Parks employee, Taylor Williams says, "Close to 60 or 70 percent of the stuff picked up today is mainly un-recyclable."
The rest is sorted and recycled.
This year, Big Frog Expeditions is in charge of that task.
"Probably one of biggest things is glass bottles and that's where majority of the weight comes from and it's usually in the form of beer bottles," says Blake McPherson, Manager of Cherokee Rafting.
For those who work on the Ocoee, it's important that it shines in all its beauty.
"We're up here almost every day throughout the summer working and taking guests down the river so not only are we helping keep the Ocoee River clean and anything down stream, including the other rivers and reservoirs. We're also trying to keep our guests and staff safe while they're out here on the trips," says McPherson.
Various business along the Ocoee participate in this event every year.