Obed Wild and Scenic River Cleanup Set for March 25

 

Wartburg, TN (2017-03-20)  On Saturday, March 25, 2017 a river cleanup is planned at the Obed Wild and Scenic along the 11-mile section of the Obed River between Devil’s Breakfast Table and Nemo — one of the most dramatic sections in the park.  This section features towering cliffs and a sense of remoteness rarely found in today’s world.

Experienced whitewater paddlers are welcome to join in the cleanup but must provide their own whitewater boat, personal flotation device, helmet and appropriate river attire.  Paddlers should be highly proficient in Class III/IV whitewater.

Individuals wishing to assist with the cleanup should meet at the Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center, located at 208 North Maiden Street in Wartburg, Tennessee, at 9 a.m. (ET).

Participants should be prepared to use their own vehicles to set the shuttle at the take-out point at Nemo and to drive to the put-in location at Devil’s Breakfast Table.  The trip is subject to cancellation due to weather and river levels.  Although rapidly changing conditions could necessitate cancelling the trip on the morning of the event, a tentative go/no-go decision will be made by 4 p.m. on the afternoon of Friday, March 24.

For status updates and additional information, please contact the park at (423) 346-6294.