Check out the radio interview about this event on AM 910 WJCW:
I want to thank everyone for a great cleanup! Once again we came together as responsible stewards for keeping our home river clean & healthy!
Thanks to Jennifer Bradley for organizing everyone and coordinating the event.
And Ryan Shealy for speaking for the club and giving away all the wonderful prizes that Jen & Wes Bradley raised from our sponsors.
And also Laura Shealy for bringing us some awesome BBQ, and Jerry Griffin for debuting the NEW APE’s T-shirt and keeping us all in line!
Lots of thanks also goes out to Les & Matt at USA Raft for having us. We so are grateful to them for how hard they work to make us feel so appreciated!
Our musical entertainment was just perfect with the talented members of the Whiskey Sticks who are dedicated fellows who enjoy supporting the Nolichucky and APE’s events.
But most of all thanks to all our members who came out and worked so hard with chain saws to remove hazards, walked the banks and brought a variety of crafts to float the river to clear the trash from recent storms. Many (and you know who you are) battled bees, poison ivy, snakes and an abundance of exposed rocks to hang us up during this low water window of time, all the while showing dedication and love for our cause!
The river is cleaner and after everything was said & done we left dirty & tired but exhilarated from the rewards of a job well done!
We should all be swollen with pride of our cleaner & most beautiful river!