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Clean up Fontana

A group of volunteers works during  an Aug. 31 cleanup. Donated photo A group of volunteers works during an Aug. 31 cleanup. Donated photo

Help “rewild” Fontana Lake campsites during a volunteer workday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Tsali Boat Ramp.


“Returning Campsites to the Wild” is an environmental rehabilitation project that addresses the problem of trashed campsites and teaches participants the importance of caring for the outdoors. Participants will clean the trash and waste left behind at informal campsites along the shores of Fontana Lake while learning about the principles of Leave No Trace.

Food and supplies will be provided, but volunteers should bring a hat, water bottle, swimsuit and towel. Organized by the Environmental Action Community of WNC through a grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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