Thursday, April 30, 2009

Third Priest lake cleanup is Saturday

DAVIDSON COUNTY Organizers of the Nashville Clean Water Project are hoping to set a record Saturday with a third volunteer clean up at Percy Priest Lake. The event will take place in three-hour blocks between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Boats will depart from the Nashville Shores water park to specific lake locations every 45 minutes, with the last boat departing at 2 p.m. Trash bags, gloves, T-shirts, hats, sunscreen, snacks and hand sanitizer will be provided. All volunteers must be at least 16 years old. The first cleanup, in May 2008, is thought to have been the largest in the city's history, resulting in six of Waste Management's commercial Dumpsters being filled with everything from coolers, tires, chairs and barbecue grills to a full-sized traffic light, an office copier, a residential air conditioner and even a mannequin arm. Volunteers must register in advance and may do so by visiting Anyone who would like to help fund the event may do so also by visiting the same Web site.

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