The Oak Ridge Stormwater Division and Healthy Waters Program will host a volunteer cleanup on Melton Hill Lake in March. It’s the 33rd Annual Ijams River Rescue, which is a volunteer cleanup event hosted by Ijams Nature Center.
The cleanup is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12.
“Volunteers are encouraged to come out to the Boat Ramp at 173 Edgemoor Road near Haw Ridge Park to keep Melton Hill Lake beautiful,” a press release said.
There is trash in the water and along the banks in the area, which sees high foot traffic and many wildlife sightings as well as litter from vehicles traveling on Edgemoor Road, the press release said.
Volunteers will meet at 173 Edgemoor Road in Oak Ridge on the day of the event.
Volunteers must bring their own boat, if possible.
“Volunteers without a boat can pick up litter and remove invasive species along the shoreline, but we are emphasizing picking up on the water,” the press release said. “We also do not recommend this site for small children.”
For more information, email [email protected].
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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