Clean-up Information

River: Tuckasegee River

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Contact Phone: (828) 227-8804

Event Date | Time: 04/23/2022 | 08:00 am to 05:00 pm

Come out Saturday April 23rd, 2022 and help clean up one of Jackson County’s largest natural resources! The Tuck River Cleanup is one of the nation’s largest single day river cleanups. Hundreds of volunteers unite to clean 20 miles of the Tuckasegee river from Cullowhee to Whittier, NC.

Registration will take place on the UC Lawn by the Alumni Tower at WCU. To raft the river there will be two rounds of registration. The first round of registration will take place from 8:00 – 9:00 am. The second round of registration will take place 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Due to available gear, each registration will be limited to about 300 volunteers.

There are alternative walking routes for those not meeting the requirements to raft the river or anyone who would prefer to not be on the river. Walkers can register between 10:00 – 11:00 am. Walkers should wear comfortable shoes and clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. The number of walking volunteers will be capped at 30 due to the amount of available transportation.

The first 500 volunteers to register will receive a free t-shirt. Trash bags, gloves and transportation to and from rafting and walking routes will be provided.