Roane County participants on the east side of the lake should contact Peter Giroux at (404) 304-1115 and will gather at Blue Springs Marina Boat Ramp.

Folks in the Kingston area are asked to Contact Andy Holmbeck at (865) 801-6112 and will meet at The Gravel Pit Park.

The whole news release after the break...

NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Roger Hinsdale - President
(423) 452-0428
tennesseenavy@gmail.com
Watts Bar Lake 'River Rescue' and Shoreline Cleanup - Saturday, April 7, 2018
The Watts Bar Lake Association (WBLA), IJAMS Nature Center, and the Tennessee
Valley Authority (TVA) will sponsor the annual River Rescue shoreline cleanup
on Saturday, April 7th, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are asked to meet at
8:30 a.m.
All who are interested in keeping the shoreline clean and beautiful should
volunteer to help. Gloves, trash bags, and grabbers will be furnished.
Rhea County participants will meet at Veterans Park in Spring City and are
asked to contact Dan Uhler at (423) 240-6327 for information.
Meigs County participants will meet at Mr. Twister Restaurant in Ten Mile and
are asked to contact Harry Smiley at (803) 640-7870 for information.
Roane County participants on the east side of the lake should contact Peter
Giroux at (404) 304-1115 and will gather at Blue Springs Marina Boat Ramp.
Folks in the Kingston area are asked to Contact Andy Holmbeck at (865)
801-6112 and will meet at The Gravel Pit Park.
Following the cleanup at 1pm there will be a picnic at Rhea Harbor Resort &
Marina, 385 Lakeshire Dr, Spring City. All participants are encouraged to
attend, meet new friends and share memorable moments of the day.
Highlights from the 2017 Clean-up
An eager and willing 30 volunteers showed up to participate in last year’s
WBLA River Rescue and Shoreline event. In just three hours the group pulled
an impressive 6,500 pounds of litter from the lake including bottles, cans,
tires, and miscellaneous debris.

Do you know that it takes this long for the following to disappear from the
lake?

• Paper Towels 2 to 4 weeks
• Cigarette Filters 1 Year
• Automobile Tires 75 Years
• Styrofoam Cups 50 years
• Aluminum Drink Cans 200 Years
• Fishing Line 600 Years
About Watts Bar Lake Association
The Watts Bar Lake Association is organized exclusively to provide education
to interested individuals or groups concerning the use of the lake, to
monitor water quality and conservation of the lake's natural resources, under
section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of
any future federal tax code.
To learn more about the Watts Bar Lake Association and their activities,
please visit (link...) or contact:
• Roger Hinsdale (Pres.) (423) 452-0428 tennesseenavy@gmail.com
• Dan Uhler (423) 240-6327 druhler76@gmail.com
• Lee Franz (865) 399-7655 lee.k.franz@gmail.com
• Peter Giroux (404) 304-1115 Peter.giroux@dhgllp.com
• Andy Holmbeck (865) 801-6112 waholmbeck@gmail.com
• Janice Moody (V.P.) (865) 376-1982 jmooody@hotmail.com
• Teresa Evans (Treas.) (423) 435-7461 tmevans01@yahoo.com
• Amy Wissmiller-Murray (480) 287-4287 amymurray12@gmail.com
• Harry Smiley (Sec.) (803) 640-7870 hssmiley@gmail.com
Watts Bar Lake Association
P.O. Box 956
Spring City, TN 37381
(423) 365-6554
wbla@wattsbarlakeassociation.org

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