TOP PHOTO: Dedicated volunteers worked eagerly on Saturday to clean up the Norris Lake shore line above and below Powell Valley Marina.

By Matthew Moore

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – In a bid to clean the shorelines of Powell Valley Marina on Norris Lake, there was a litter cleanup on Saturday, which saw the participation of 70 volunteers. The event was hosted by Campbell County Litter Control and the Norris Lake Project Team. “The project covered a four mile stretch of shoreline, and the volunteers were able to collect a staggering 197 bags of litter, 40 tires, barrels, buoys, and other waste material,” said Glennis Monday, Campbell County litter control officer.

“The event was a success, and we are grateful for the volunteers who made it a success,” said Keisha Howard, litter grant coordinator. In addition, several individuals and organizations were recognized for their contributions toward making the event a success. These included Mark Bardo and his staff at Powell Valley Marina, Walt Buttrill and Dave Hoover with their Litter Gitter Pontoon Boats, Little Caesars Pizza for providing lunch, BSA Troop 435 and the Campbell County Sanitation Department for providing the two dumpsters.

Volunteers with the project gathered at Powell Valley Marina on Saturday.

The cleanup was part of the #NobodyTrashesTennessee campaign aimed at keeping the state of Tennessee clean and free from litter. With events like this, the organizers hope to encourage more people to get involved in keeping their communities clean and healthy. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/31/2023-6AM)