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Tennessee River Rescue

  • Sat, October 07, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • South Chickamauga Creek and Lookout Creek

TVCC has participated in the Tennessee River Rescue for close to 20 years and every year for the past five. There are two locations where you can choose to help: South Chickamauga Creek and Lookout Creek

Lookout Creek Location:

Pat Carver and Greg Foster are coordinating the Lookout Creek cleanup in partnership with Martha at Reflection Riding. The section we are cleaning up is from Reflection Riding downstream to the Cummings Highway bridge. We will also have a land cleanup at the bridge access location. Meet at Reflection Riding to start the cleanup. Bring your own boat. We will have eight canoes that can be reserved by calling Pat at 423-304-6519 or emailing Martha at For questions, contact Pat. Please text Pat Carver if you plan to come. 

South Chickamauga Creek Location:

Michelle Hollingsworth, John Hubbard, and Ben Johnson are coordinating the South Chickamauga Creek cleanup. The section we are cleaning up is from the Lightfoot Mill access downstream to the Sterchi Farms access ramp. We will also have land cleanup at the Lightfoot Mill access. Meet at the Sterchi Farms access. Bring your own boat. We will have only two canoes that can be reserved by calling Michelle at 423-305-5695 or emailing For questions, contact Michelle. Directions to the Sterchi Farm access is below. Please text Michelle Hollingsworth if you plan to come.

What to Expect:

Wear older clothes and expect to get a bit dirty. Gloves and bags will be provided. We expect to have t-shirts for all who come and help. Bring a water bottle. We will have water to refill bottles.

Don’t have a boat?

Come anyway and help with the land cleanup at the two creek access places. Join the fun. Please help keep our rivers clean!

You can go to the website to see the latest information for this year.

Directions to Reflection Riding Nature Center:

400 Garden Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37419

Take Cummings Hwy west past Lookout Mountain. Then left onto Rt 318, Old Wahautchie Pike. Very quickly, take right fork on to Garden Rd and go to Reflection Riding.

Directions to Sterchi Farms minipark access: 

GPS Coordinates 35.084026,-85.226784.

Take Campbell Street going north. This becomes Bonny Oaks going north. From Bonny Oaks, turn left onto Addison Road at the stoplight. Then, right onto Harrison Pike Road and go to Sterchi Farms access just before the bridge.

*This is a picture of Ben Johnson and family in a canoe at South Chickamauga Creek from the cleanup last year. Other members are behind them with their trash picked up from the creek.

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