The Central Tennessee Bass Nation High School organization held the first of several lake-cleanup events for the winter season at Tims Ford Lake and Percy Priest Lake on Nov. 23.
Additional organizations helping with the cause included the Tims Ford Council, Franklin County Waste Management, Franklin County Litter Education, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Event organizers provided trash bags, gloves and tools to help attendees to the event.
The TWRA and members of local bass teams provided boats to transport people to areas of high concern.
Event organizer Capt Jake Davis, Central Tennessee BASS Nation director said, “This was an amazing job completed by concerned citizens from across Central Tennessee.”
The Tims Ford segment consisted of over 60 individuals mostly from the high school and youth bass teams from Franklin County, Warren County, Lincoln County and Coffee County High School with help from Motlow State students filling TN Promise hours.
On Percy Priest at Fate Sanders Marina, the high school fishing teams from Mt. Juliet, Beech High School and Backwoods Bassin’ provided over 90 individuals to remove trash from the shorelines.
In total, the crews at the two lakes removed an estimated 25,000 pounds of trash over the weekend.
This lake-cleanup event is expected to be the first of many for Tims Ford, Percy Priest and other nearby lakes.