31st Annual Tuckasegee River Clean up
April 18, 2015
Base Camp Cullowhee is proud to present the 31st Annual Tuckasegee River Clean Up to be held on April 18, 2015. The Tuckasegee River Clean Up was originally organized 31 years ago by the students and staff of Western Carolina University’s Outdoor Programs and consisted of a small group of concerned volunteers who recognized the need to clean up the river. It has now grown into the largest single day effort to clean up a river in the country drawing upwards of 800 volunteers each year. Registration for groups and individuals runs from 11am -1pm on the University Center lawn at WCU. After registering, volunteers will be issued a life jacket and paddle and we will provide transportation to the river where they will listen to a safety talk and pick up trash bags. Prepare for a fun 2-3 hours on the Tuckasegee River navigating the rapids and filling your raft with trash! After working hard to clean up the river, all volunteers are invited back to the UC lawn for a free cook out, live entertainment, and the chance to win door prizes donated by local businesses. Winners must be present to receive door prizes, so make sure to stick around for the festivities. The first 600 volunteers to register will receive a free t-shirt and KIND Bar.
– All rafters must weigh at least 40 lbs
– Rafters must wear shoes that will not come off in the water such as tennis shoes or sandals with a back strap
– Rafts are self guided
– Please eat lunch before registering
– No pre-registration
For more information, please contact Jeremiah Haas, Coordinator for the Tuckasegee River Clean-Up at 828.227.3625.
Assistant Director, Outdoor Programs
Base Camp Cullowhee