The cleanup is in association with the 1st Annual Tailwater Roundup, an effort by local conservation organizations and fishing-industry participants to improve visitors’ enjoyment and stewardship of our local rivers.
Interested participants can meet at:
For Bank Cleanup: 9:00AM Watauga River Bluffs State Natural Area (3511 Steam Plant Rd, Watauga, TN).
For River Float Cleanup: 9:00AM Ingles Parking Lot, 768 W Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643
Gloves, bags and tools will be provided. Please bring waders or other clothes you don’t mind getting wet.
All participants at the Watauga River Bluffs will eligible for participation prizes, including an Orvis sling pack, Orvis Brodin net, OMTU fly boxes, and gift certificates to local restaurants. You must be present to win.
Then, at 4:00 pm, all cleanup participants from the Tailwater Roundup can meet at the Weir Dam Parking on the South Holston River where they will be treated to food and drinks. An additional participation raffle will be held for all participants but attendance is not required to win. It should be a great day!
And please wear your APE’s T-shirt!