Wolf River Harbor Cleanup


212 volunteers came out on the morning of Mar. 23rd to participate in the Wolf River Harbor Cleanup, a joint effort of the Wolf River Conservancy and Living Lands and Waters.   Many people commented on the startling amount of trash, especially plastic trash, floating on the surface of the water or left on the bank by receding water.  Volunteers were able to pick up trash along the banks of Wolf River Harbor as well as directly from the water.  Thanks to our intrepid River Guides for facilitating the canoe and kayak cleanup effort!

We removed an astounding 200 bags of litter and 20 tires from our local Wolf River Harbor in just a few hours!  This impressive feat was only possible due to the great teamwork of our land- and water-based groups.  Photos from the cleanup can be found on our Facebook page.

Besides the volunteers, we would also like to thank our friends from Living Lands & Waters, CAESER (UofM Center for Applied Earth Science and Engineering Research), Sharon Gordon with City of Memphis Storm Water Department, Clean Memphis, Kayak Memphis Tours, and Dine-One-One food truck for their support of the project.

Due to the overwhelming response to our request for volunteers and the need for additional cleanups as water levels recede, the Conservancy will host another volunteer service project on Mud Island on Saturday, April 13, from 10:00 am - Noon.  We hope you’ll consider joining us!

Clearly, our community has a litter problem. Thank you so much to everyone who is trying to make a difference for the better!

Please see the link below for a short segment on WMC Action News 5, and scroll down for a few photos.  More can be found on our Facebook page.






Posted by Cathy Justis at 8:44 AM