City of Oak Ridge Healthy Waters Program hosting cleanup on Clinch River

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (Oct. 1, 2021) – The City of Oak Ridge Stormwater Division and Healthy Waters Program will host a volunteer cleanup event on the Clinch River this month.

On Saturday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., volunteers are encouraged to come out to Edgemoor Road near Haw Ridge Park to “Clean the Clinch”.

Trash has gathered in the water and along the banks in the area which sees high foot traffic and many wildlife sightings.  

Volunteers will meet at 173 Edgemoor Road in Oak Ridge on the day of the event.

If you are interested in volunteering, register at https://tinyurl.com/3475n9z9, by scanning the QR code below, or by email at healthywaters@oakridgetn.gov.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own canoe or kayak, if possible, but thanks to Adventures outdoors and River Sports Outfitters there will be kayaks available. Additionally, volunteers will be needed on the shore to pick up litter and remove invasive species along the shoreline. There will be opportunities for everyone to be a part of this cleanup.

For more information, email healthywaters@oakridgetn.gov.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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