CLINCH RIVER TIRE ROUNDUP

The Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited organized an in-water roundup of tires and junk on June 23, 2001.  We hauled out about 600 tires, a partially submerged boat, and a variety of other types of junk.  We cleaned the Clinch River for a distance of 3 miles upstream of the Highway 61 Bridge.  Channel 8 News (CBS) and Fox 43 News televised the event.  The news stories described how events like this teach children the importance of developing good conservation habits.  Not a bad day's work.

Special thanks to the Anderson County Litter Grant Program and County Highway Department for their assistance.

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Tire winching crew....

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(Thanks to WVLT-TV Cameraman Jason Tighe)
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Boat loading crew

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Dozer crew

tire9.JPG (35278 bytes)Buzz Buffington, who organized the effort, even smiled after the partially submerged boat was removed!

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