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South Holston Lake cleanup this weekend


For those early birds clamoring for the opportunity to sign up early for the South Holston Lake and River Cleanup Aug. 10, here's your chance.

In an effort to maximize time on cleanup morning, early registration will take place Aug. 9 from 4-6 p.m. at Observation Knob.

This is the 21st year of the South Holston Lake and River Cleanup, making it one of the longest running cleanups with which the Tennessee Valley Authority is associated.

Registration also takes place beginning at 8 a.m. Aug. 10 with the cleanup scheduled for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Observation Knob serves as headquarters for the lake cleanup while the Weir Dam is the center of operations for the river cleanup. Other registration sites include the Highway 421 Ramp, Little Oak Ramp, Washington County Park Ramp, Avens Bridge Ramp and The Boardwalk in Bluff City.

A post-cleanup celebration will take place that afternoon from noon to 3 p.m. Food, live music and door prizes will be available. T-shirts will be distributed at Observation Knob while supplies last.

"This cleanup wouldn't be possible if not for the hard work and dedication of the South Holston Lake Cleanup committee and the thousands of people who volunteer their time to help," said Keep Bristol Beautiful Coordinator Kathy Lowdermilk. "It's a big job but year after year these folks keep coming back and that's the reason it's so successful."

South Holston Lake is located along the border of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The lake covers 7,580 acres with 168 miles of shoreline. The Cherokee National Forest borders much of the lake along with The U.S. Forest Service Campgrounds, Girl Scouts Campgrounds, private campgrounds and Sullivan County Campgrounds. South Holston Lake provides drinking water to 73,000 people and recreation such as boating, fishing and swimming for an average of 4 million people each year.

The above information was provided by the Bristol TN/VA Chamber of Commerce.

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