River Rescue

Help clean it up! Join us for the 28th annual Ijams River Rescue presented by Keurig Green Mountain and TVA on Saturday, April 1, 2017,  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This fun, community-wide event focuses on up to 50 different cleanup sites along the Tennessee River and its associated creek tributaries. Each year, about 1,000 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.


***All of our volunteer spots are full for the 2017 event***

If you missed out on this terrific event, have no fear! We have some wonderful volunteer opportunities coming up this spring. These events include invasive species removal, park maintenance workdays, garden workdays, litter cleanups, special events, and more! To find out about upcoming volunteer opportunities, please email Lauren.

 2017 Sponsors

Blue Heron
Keurig Green Mountain

River Otter
City of Knoxville
First Tennessee Foundation
Grayson Subaru

Dow Chemical Company
Mesa Associates, Inc.

Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union
River Sports Outfitters
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Wood, Realtors

Knox Area Climbers

With support from:

Water Quality Forum