Volunteers collect over 6 thousand pounds of trash from lake

SODDY-DAISY, Tennessee (WDEF) – The Chickamauga Lake Cleanup Weekend landed 6,526 pounds of trash.

It is a two part cleanup series hosted by Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful and presented by iSustain.

A total of 17 volunteers hit the lake at Soddy-Daisy Friday night and Saturday.

They pulled out:

• 142 bags of trash
• 13 tires
• 3 steel drums
• 359 square feet of Styrofoam
• 130 lbs. of scrap metal
• 86 lbs. of random plastic
• Two 55-gallon plastic barrels
• 60 lbs. of fire hose

KTNRB Executive Director Kathleen Gibi says “It’s great to see local river champions inspiring others in their community to care for this precious river of ours.”

You can join the on-going campaign at www.KeepTNRiverBeautiful.org/upcomingcleanups.

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