Chattanooga Boy Wins TWF’s Youth Conservationist of the Year 3X

The Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Youth Conservationist of the Year is an 11 year old boy from Chattanooga. Meet Cash Daniels otherwise known as the Conservation Kid.  Cash has won this award three times in a row now.

He has picked up three thousand pounds of trash from the Tennessee River this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, he has partnered with local businesses to recycle their used cans including local favorite, PlayWashPint. Cash recently founded a non profit organization, The Cleanup Kids, with his friend, Ella Grace, to spread awareness of litter pollution.

Cash says, “Eighty percent of the oceans trash comes from rivers, if we don’t save the rivers, we don’t save the oceans. If we don’t save the oceans, we don’t save the lands, and then we don’t save ourselves so that’s why I do this. I want to help save the world.”

Cash hopes to pick up one million pieces of trash between him and his Youtube subscribers by next year.


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