Tennessee River Grand Slam Cleanup

4 cleanups. 3 states. 1 river: 221 volunteers removed 13,515 lbs.

Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful hosted its first ever campaign event, hosting four cleanups in three states in a campaign to raise awareness for litter in the Tennessee River.

Living Lands & Waters, a national nonprofit that cleans North American rivers, partnered with KTNRB, providing five boats to transport volunteers to new shorelines during the cleanups.

Keep America Beautiful supported the campaign with a $10,000 Community Restoration grant. The program supports cleanups that follow natural disasters, in this case it was following the Tennessee River’s record floods in February 2019. Helen Lowman, KAB President & CEO, attended the cleanups on Pickwick Lake and in The Shoals, AL to do a check presentation and take part in the cleanups to officially kick off the nationwide 2019 Great American Cleanup.

2019 grand slam cleanup schedule

March 15
- Pickwick Lake, MS
March 16 - The shoals, AL
April 5 - Knoxville, TN
April 6 - dayton, TN

Plans are underway to continue this campaign in 2020. If you’d like your company to be a part of the Grand Slam Cleanup effort, e-mail kathleen@KeepTNRiverBeautiful.org today!