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SPECIAL EVENT: Take Action! 30th Annual Ijams River Rescue

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Get ready for some good “clean” fun at the 30th annual Ijams River Rescue presented by TVA with support from Lowe’s! This popular, community-wide event focuses on up to 50 different cleanup sites along the Tennessee River and its tributaries. Each year, between 600-800 volunteers spend several hours removing tons of trash from these areas. Volunteers may come as individuals or in a group, such as families, friends, corporate teams, scout troops or church groups. Bags and gloves are provided, and each location has a site captain to assist volunteers.

Learn more about the 2019 Ijams River Rescue cleanup event


Cleanup locations are located throughout Knox County; this event does NOT take place at Ijams Nature Center


If you’re interested in volunteering for the 30th anniversary of Ijams River Rescue, thank you! Volunteers can view the interactive map to select a cleanup site. Each point on the map is linked to registration for that site. If you’re interested in signing up as a group for this event, we encourage EACH PERSON in the group to register individually so that we can get their waiver and contact information. This is especially important when trying to communicate specific instructions for parking and where to meet.

You may notice that the registration for some sites is password protected. We are still evaluating volunteer needs at those sites, so they are not open to public registration at this time. Once a site is marked full, we cannot accept additional registrations at that site.

If you have questions about the registration process, please email Volunteer Coordinator Lauren Bird at lbird@ijams.org.

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Special thanks to Lowe’s for its support!


Learn more about Take Action! Big and Small Ways You Can Save the Planet

Participate in at least two activities identified as part of Take Action! March 1-April 14, 2019, and you’ll be invited to the Action Heroes Conservation Celebration on Saturday, April 14! Take part in four or more activities and you’ll receive a reward during the celebration! Learn More


April 6
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Lauren Bird
577-4717, ext. 135