APE’s are hosting their 13th annual event on Saturday, June 21st, 2014. Meet at U.S.A. Raft, 2 Jones Branch Rd, Erwin, TN starting at 11AM. Participants will be assigned to teams plus provided with maps, trash bags and gloves. There are clean-up opportunities for both those with their own boats or rafts – and shore crews. Be prepared with appropriate footwear, sunscreen, bug repellant, etc. Rafts, pickup trucks, and trailers will be helpful and much appreciated. Consider bringing a packed lunch, boating equipment, rain gear, chairs, family, and friends. Showers and restrooms are available at the campground. For cleanup participants, a free BBQ dinner from Texas Roadhouse of Johnson City will be served at 6PM with live music by the Chaz Spence Trio and prize drawings. Bring a lawn chair, kick back with a cold tasty beverage, and know that you did something good for the river we all enjoy so much!
Event Contact: Debbie Briscoe (423)-534-3636 firstname.lastname@example.org
Event website: http://regions.worldkayak.com/tri-cities/2014/05/14/nolichucky-river-cleanup-and-celebration/
Contact: Wesley Bradley, 423-647-1321
The APE’s will be offering river trips on both the Gorge and the Lower Noli! We also have some tasty food being catered for the picnic and even a shuttle bus lined up for the Gorge Trip! This event will be a big boomin’ fun that you don’t want to miss. Click on this link for all the event info.
Debbie Briscoe reporting
We had record attendance at the cleanup this year! But first let me say and I couldn’t have done it without the support of our club officers Jerry, Cheryl, Wes, Jeff and Scott. Their assistance with organizing, getting the food, and picking up donations and TVA bags was a huge help! At sign-in, we had an exciting and overwhelming period of giving out location assignments and organizing clean teams. After getting everyone on their way to the specific focus points, I teamed up with a small band of merry volunteers and set off to the Saw Mill put in. The weather was perfect and the water was wonderful! Continue reading Nolichucky River Clean-up and Celebration, June 4
Contact: Debbie Briscoe
Participants will be assigned to Clean Teams, provided maps of clean-up locations, and given trash bags and gloves.
There are plenty of clean-up opportunities of key areas for non-boaters as well as areas designated for individuals with their own boats or rafts.
FREE FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT!!!!! For cleanup participants, after the clean-up, Hickory Smoked Bar-B-Q and the all the fixings will be served-up by the APEs in the Pavilion while you enjoy one of the area’s finest bands.
Bring a lawn chair, kick back with a cold tasty beverage, and know that you did something good for the river we all enjoy so much!
WIN PRIZES FROM OUR SPONSORS!!!! During the entertainment we will be drawing tickets for fantastic prizes.
Helpful information: Showers and restrooms are on the premises. Be prepared with appropriate footwear, sunscreen, bug repellant, etc. Rafts, pickup trucks, and trailers will be helpful and appreciated. Consider bringing a packed lunch, boating equipment, rain gear, chairs, family, and friends.
For Camping Info: Bruce and Nancy Gantenbein, 423-753-5359, http://www.riverparkcampground.net/