Duck River State Natural Area and State Scenic River Clean Up – Jr Ranger Intern Session #1
On Tuesday, June 6th, our Jr. Ranger Interns and park staff traveled back to the Duck River in Maury County to clean up 5.5 miles of the river as part of our Session #1 Jr. Ranger Intern Program.
Our 13 youth interns worked together over 6 hours paddling 5.5 miles of river to collect 11 used tires, bottles, cans and other trash in the Duck River to bring back to Radnor Lake to be sorted and recycled as part of our Tennessee State Parks Go Green Program. The 11 tires collected will be recycled at Firestone on 8th Avenue as part of Bridgestone’s Tires4ward Program. Thank you!
Thank you to Higher Pursuits Outfitters, Jim McCool and Stuart Porter for their basic river safety assistance throughout the day, Lyndy Maness for overseeing and coordinating our Jr. Ranger Intern Program, FORL Director Tina Corkum, Ranger Matthew Bowling and Seasonal Taylor Smith for their assistance to make this a safe, fun and rewarding day cleaning up one of Tennessee’s State Natural Areas and Scenic Rivers.
Special thank you to Friends of Radnor Lake for financial support for our 21st year of our Jr. Ranger Intern Program at Radnor Lake and for supporting all of our needs for this river clean up on June 6th with our youth interns!