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.


To volunteer for Ijams River Rescue, please fill out this volunteer request form. As thanks for your help, you’ll receive a beautiful Ijams River Rescue t-shirt featuring artwork from Ijams’ own author and artist, Lyn Bales. Please note that although the event is scheduled from 10-2, volunteers are welcome to sign up for any part of that time frame that is convenient.

If you are volunteering for the 2017 event, please download and print this waiver and bring it with you to your clean-up location.

Contact WBLA using the contact us form, or call Roger Hinsdale at (423) 452-0428 or Peter Giroux at (404) 304-1115 to get details about volunteering. Thank you!