Tennessee Promise Work Day: Nemo Picnic Area Cleanup, November 24

Wartburg, TN (2018-11-18)  The Obed Wild and Scenic River will be hosting a cleanup at the Nemo picnic area on Saturday, November 24, at 11:00 a.m. (ET).  The cleanup is aimed at giving recipients of the Tennessee Promise scholarship an opportunity to acquire part of their required service hours while also exploring the Obed WSR.  Community Volunteer Ambassador Joshua Daugherty will lead volunteers in cleaning up the picnic area and surrounding shoreline.  Afterwards, participants are invited to hike the Emory River Gorge section of the Cumberland Trail.  The hike is a moderately difficult 2.6 miles round trip leading to an overlook of the confluence of the Emory and Obed Rivers.

Participants should meet at the Nemo picnic area parking lot.  The parking area is located along Catoosa Road on the right just prior to crossing Nemo Bridge.  Please wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes and bring water and snacks.  For more information, please contact the visitor center at (423) 346-6294.