Ijams River Rescue

Registration for the 31st annual Ijams River Rescue, presented by Home Federal Bank, is now open! Join in the fun on Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click HERE for the map of cleanup sites. Each point on the map has a unique Eventbrite link to register as a volunteer for that particular site. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Bird at lbird@ijams.org.

This popular, communitywide 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.

Each volunteer will receive a River Rescue t-shirt to thank you for your help with this event!


The following organizations are helping to make the 2020 Ijams River Rescue possible:

Blue Heron

River Otter



Special thanks to:


Sponsorships are still available; contact Cindy Hassil at chassil@ijams.org for details!