Radnor Lake Jr Ranger Interns Buffalo River Clean-up on June 25th, 2015

Jr. Ranger Intern Program Buffalo River Clean up June 25th, 2015. Pix by S

On June 25th, Radnor Lake Staff and 18 Jr. Ranger Interns traveled to Wayne County to clean up 8-miles of the Buffalo River.

This is the 13th year that Jr. Ranger Interns from Radnor Lake have conducted this river clean up, resulting in tons of trash collected from the river with an average of 40 tires collected annually.

Over the past 3 years, tires collected during this river clean up on the Buffalo River have been transported back to Nashville and recycled thru Bridgestone Americas Tires4ward Program.  Yesterday alone, the Jr. Ranger Interns collected 23 used tires from the Buffalo River. Thank you Bridgestone for offering this great recycling initiative which results in the tires collected yesterday being

recycled instead of going to a landfill!

All other trash collected from this 8-mile stretch yesterday was hauled/disposed of by our partners at Flatwood Canoe Base who also donate t-shirts to the Jr. Ranger Interns annually for participating in this river clean-up initiative….thank you Chad and crew for your annual hospitality!

In addition, we were fortunate enough this year to have help from Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Officers (from Wayne County) Brandon Taylor and Daniel Plunkett who assisted with this river clean-up on the Buffalo River……Thank you Brandon and Daniel!

Special thanks as always to Friends of Radnor Lake for funding this annual program and to the Radnor Lake Staff for all of their hard work to make this program possible.

The Jr. Ranger Intern Program at Radnor Lake will have two more river clean-up days this summer as part of the Jr. Ranger Intern Program at Radnor Lake.

Jr. Ranger Intern Program Buffalo River Clean up June 25th, 2015. Pix by S

Jr. Ranger Intern Program Buffalo River Clean up June 25th, 2015. Pix by S

Jr. Ranger Intern Program Buffalo River Clean up June 25th, 2015. Pix by S. Ward

Jr. Ranger Intern Program Buffalo River Clean up June 25th, 2015. Pix by S. Ward

Jr. Ranger Intern Program Buffalo River Clean up June 25th, 2015. Pix by S. Ward

Jr. Ranger Intern Program Buffalo River Clean up June 25th, 2015. Pix by S. Ward

Jr. Ranger Intern Program Buffalo River Clean up June 25th, 2015. Pix by S. Ward

Jr. Ranger Intern Program Buffalo River Clean up June 25th, 2015. Pix by S. Ward

Jr. Ranger Intern Program Buffalo River Clean up June 25th, 2015. Pix by S

Jr. Ranger Intern Program Buffalo River Clean up June 25th, 2015. Pix by S