Percy Priest Clean-up Part 2…Poole Knobs

Dear Percy Priest Clean-up Volunteers:

Thanks to you, our first cleanup in May 2008 was huge — the largest Nashville has ever seen! Together we gifted more than 1,800 collective work hours to the environment and filled five commercial roll-off dumpsters from Waste Management, Inc. with trash: Bottles, cans, plastics, coolers, tires, styrofoam, chairs & BBQ grills, full-sized traffic light, office copier, a residential air conditioner, even a mannequin arm. All told, we collected 100 cubic yards of trash – more than an average shopping mall produces in a month!

Because we were not able to get to the far end of beloved Percy Priest Lake in May, we have scheduled another clean date for Saturday, September 13. This time we are meeting at Poole Knobs Recreation Area with quick and easy boat access to the larger, most polluted islands. Once again, we will have trash bags, gloves and sunscreen for you… we have snacks, hand sanitizer, T-shirts and hats… …we even have gobs of giveaways!

When: Saturday, September 13; 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please sign up for any three hour block of time. Departures to specific lake locations at 8 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 9 a.m. Percy Priest needs your help!


Check out our new website with registration and photos from the last clean: <>

We are so appreciative of your time and energy and support for the last clean-up and hope you will continue your relationship with the great outdoors and our very own Percy Priest Lake by participating on September 13.
Thank you,
Nashville Clean Water Project



3 Responses

  1. D’oh!! I’ve already got a commitment for that day! And it occurs to me that my daughter and I have not done a trash run up our street lately.

    But when I’m swimming at Bryant Grove, I always look for trash. :) :)

  2. ROFLMAO!!!

    A “full size traffic light”???!!!!


    Are you kidding me?

    How does something like that get into a lake??!

  3. The same way as office copiers and mannequin arms…

    Are you going to join the Scavenger Hunt,… er, Lake Clean-up? Might be veeeeery interesting!?!

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