Tennessee River Rescue is October 7

The River Rescue was founded over thirty years ago by a group of environmentalists who decided enough was enough. Motivated by the trash lining the Tennessee River, they started a grassroots effort to make a difference in the Scenic City.

Hundreds of volunteers a year across five counties help by donning gloves and litter-grabbers to work the shorelines and remove debris during the annual Tennessee River Rescue.

The Tennessee River Rescue is an annual community-led clean-up of the Tennessee River and some tributaries. This event occurs on the first Saturday of October every year (October 7, 2023). It began over 30 years ago with a group of Chattanooga residents motivated to have the community clean up the river. The River Rescue has grown to include over twenty sites spanning four counties and seeing nearly 800 volunteers on average. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or hosting a ZONE, please contact us at

Marion County, TN Sites:

Shellmound Campground – Jasper, TN

Zone Leader – Mickey Rose

Contact Info – 423-718-7075

Site Information -The Shellmound Campground site is managed by Mckey Rose – Shellmound Manager.

At Shellmound RV Resort & Campground

Directions -Shellmound picnic tables across the street from the Shellmound Campground manager’s residence


Hales Bar Marina – Guild, TN

Zone Leader – Amy Fowler

Contact Info –

Site Information –

*Child-Friendly site (all ages appropriate)*

Directions -Hales Bar Marina 1265 Hales Bar Rd, Guild, TN 37340


South Pittsburg Bridge – South Pittsburg, TN

Zone Leader – Mickey Rose

Contact Info – 423-718-7075

Directions -Shellmound Blue River Bridge/ South Pittsburg Boat Dock