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Volunteers remove 1.8 tons of trash from Lake Chatuge

A young volunteer makes a face in a reflective piece of trash. Donated photo A young volunteer makes a face in a reflective piece of trash. Donated photo

More than 50 volunteers showed up for MountainTrue’s 10th annual Lake Chatuge Shoreline Cleanup on Nov. 7, removing 1.8 tons of trash. 

That figure brings the 10-year total to nearly 14 tons of trash. Participation from the Rotary Club of Lake Chatuge-Hiawassee and Cub Scout Pack 407 was instrumental in achieving that result. 

Tennessee Valley Authority provided bags, gloves and grant sponsorship, the U.S. Forest Service Blue Ridge Ranger District provided the big dump truck and driver, and Towns County government provided the pavilion and disposed of all the trash for free.

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