'Keep the Tennessee River Watershed Beautiful Month' Results Were Remarkable

22,276 Pounds of Trash Pulled, 8 Proclamations and 25 Award Winners Across Four States
Nov 1, 2019 4:00 PM ET

October was recognized as ‘Keep the Tennessee River Watershed Beautiful Month’ across the four states of Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky—and there was quite a bit to show for it!

The results of the month’s celebrations include 22,276 pounds of trash removed, eight proclamations by four governors and four mayors, and 25 award recipients recognized in the 1st annual Ripple Effect Awards presented by Yamaha Rightwaters™.

“It’s been inspiring to see so many volunteers, businesses, governments, and elected officials all come together for the cause of the Tennessee River watershed,” said Kathleen Gibi, executive director for Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful (KTNRB). “We released the slogan, ‘Your River. Your Impact.’ during October, and we’ve seen a diverse network of river champions willing to do what it takes for that positive impact on our river.”

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Larry Kaufman
Keep America Beautiful
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Kathleen Gibi
Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful
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