“Trashy” photos from the Chickamauga lake Cleanup

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – 25 volunteers hit the water and hit the land over the weekend in the Chickamauga Lake Cleanup Weekend presented by iSustain.

They centered on the Soddy Daisy area of the lake.

Over three days, they gathered almost 10,000 pounds of trash, including:

• 132 bags of trash
• 13 tires
• 3.5 steel drums
• 80 square feet of Styrofoam
• 12’ x 12’ fiberglass boat top
• Computer monitor
• 215 lbs. of carpet
• 55-gallon plastic barrel
• Two 30-gallon plastic barrels

The volunteers would fill a “trash” boat and then dump it into a 40 yard roll-off dumpster provided by Priority Waste Services of Soddy Daisy.

The dumpster was full by the end on Saturday.

“This weekend was a really fun one—a true community effort with tons of energy and
excitement, all spurred by iSustain’s ask to hold a cleanup here,” said Kathleen Gibi, KTNRB Executive Director. “It’s great to see local river champions inspiring others in their community to care for this precious river of ours.”

There will be upcoming Tennessee River cleanup events in Ten Mile, Tennessee and Scottsboro, Alabama in October.

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