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APE’s Celebrate 16 Years of Cleaning Up the Nolichucky River

wildwildwes wrote 114 days ago:


Saturday, June 23rd, marked the 16th Annual Nolichucky Cleanup.  The Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts have been hosting this event nearly every year to help keep the Nolichucky River clean for paddlers, fishermen, and river-users alike!  The summer is a very popular time for people to frequent the rivers recreationally and the APEs group is proud to help everyone see the beauty of the Nolichucky by keeping it clean the way nature intends to present it.

This year 35 volunteers put blood, sweat, and tears into removing garbage along a 10+ mile section of the river below the gorge (USA Raft to Riverpark Campground). Paddlers loaded up their kayaks, rafts, or canoes with trash collected from the banks and maneuvered their loads to drop off points where the land crew picked up the garbage and transported it to a large dumpster we had placed at Chestoa.

We also had a special dedicated crew of 5 who worked to cleanup “Survival Island”.  This site is adjacent to USA Raft and will soon be hosting wilderness survival classes from the Nolichucky Outdoor Learning Institute.

In total, nearly 15 cubic yards of trash and 62 tires were removed from the river!

After hours of hard work, volunteers enjoyed barbeque donated by Southern Craft of Johnson City.

A second part of the cleanup was a raffle for many great prizes from our event sponsors.

Overall the cleanup was a great success! USA Raft owner, Matt Moses, remarked, “You guys did awesome on the clean up!  We love working with APEs and are proud to be your partner and home base on the Nolichucky!”

Big thanks to Trevor Lee, Leshan Phillips, Treasure Lee, Shelly Richard and Steven Adams as the event coordinators and directors!

The APEs group is grateful to all the volunteers and sponsors who helped make the cleanup successful. A special thank you to USA Raft for providing the cleanup location and for all they do to help local paddlers get out on the river.  It was a good day for sure!



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APE’s Celebrate 16 Years of Cleaning Up the Nolichucky River

wildwildwes wrote 114 days ago:


Saturday, June 23rd, marked the 16th Annual Nolichucky Cleanup.  The Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts have been hosting this event nearly every year to help keep the Nolichucky River clean for paddlers, fishermen, and river-users alike!  The summer is a very popular time for people to frequent the rivers recreationally and the APEs group is proud to help everyone see the beauty of the Nolichucky by keeping it clean the way nature intends to present it.

This year 35 volunteers put blood, sweat, and tears into removing garbage along a 10+ mile section of the river below the gorge (USA Raft to Riverpark Campground). Paddlers loaded up their kayaks, rafts, or canoes with trash collected from the banks and maneuvered their loads to drop off points where the land crew picked up the garbage and transported it to a large dumpster we had placed at Chestoa.

We also had a special dedicated crew of 5 who worked to cleanup “Survival Island”.  This site is adjacent to USA Raft and will soon be hosting wilderness survival classes from the Nolichucky Outdoor Learning Institute.

In total, nearly 15 cubic yards of trash and 62 tires were removed from the river!

After hours of hard work, volunteers enjoyed barbeque donated by Southern Craft of Johnson City.

A second part of the cleanup was a raffle for many great prizes from our event sponsors.

Overall the cleanup was a great success! USA Raft owner, Matt Moses, remarked, “You guys did awesome on the clean up!  We love working with APEs and are proud to be your partner and home base on the Nolichucky!”

Big thanks to Trevor Lee, Leshan Phillips, Treasure Lee, Shelly Richard and Steven Adams as the event coordinators and directors!

The APEs group is grateful to all the volunteers and sponsors who helped make the cleanup successful. A special thank you to USA Raft for providing the cleanup location and for all they do to help local paddlers get out on the river.  It was a good day for sure!



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APE’s Paddle to the Grill

wildwildwes wrote 128 days ago:


 

 

 

It’s time to get your lake boat out and join us for a fun paddle to the grill for good food & fun!

 

Jays Dock & Grill
945 Pickens Bridge Road
Gray, Tennessee

When: Thursdays at 6:30 PM

Occurring weekly during the summer

 

We will be launching within 30 minutes of meeting to paddle 3 miles to one of the restaurants, which takes about an hour.

We’ll have dinner then paddle back under the stars!

As we may be paddling back during low or no light, please have a stern light for your boat and a head light for when we land.

PFD’s and Stern Lights are TWRA Regulation.

More Info: Debbie Briscoe 423-534-3636 (ldcakes@hotmail.com)

If you don’t get an email reminder, Please contact me each week for launch location!



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APE’s Lower Watauga River Trip

transom wrote 140 days ago:


 

 

 

Whitewater Class I-II

We will meet at Riverside Park in Elizabethton,TN behind the Ballpark at 3:00 P.M. on Bi-weekly Saturdays this summer!

Please be prepared for cold water by bringing warm gear to wear (no matter how hot the weather is).  Contact Debbie if you need anything or have questions.

Also we stop for a break about half way so don’t forget your snacks! We are usually off the water by 7:00 P.M. or so and then we can go for dinner in town. :-)

 

WataugaRiverElizabethton1020Directions:
From W Elk Ave in Elizabethton Turn at the Rite-Aid onto West Mill Street.
Take the first street on Left onto Ash Street.
Follow that street to the end and you will see the river.
Turn left and pull into the small paved parking area near a covered picnic area. Look for boats!

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/37X1

 

Trip Coordinator: Debbie Briscoe

Phone: 423-534-3636
Email: ldcakes@hotmail.com

Call if you have any questions!



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APE & TEHCC CPR/First Aid Course

tommygunn wrote 218 days ago:


   TEHCC LOGO

Registration Deadline: March 19, 2018

Date:    March 22, 2018

Time:    6:30 PM—8:30 PM

Cost:    $40 (+$10 if not APE or TEHCC member)

Location:    Eastman Lodge, 404 Bays Mountain Park Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660



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APE & TEHCC CPR Course

bozemankayaker wrote 218 days ago:


   TEHCC LOGO

Registration Deadline: March 19, 2018

Date:    March 22, 2018

Time:    6:30 PM—8:30 PM

Cost:    $40 (+$10 if not APE or TEHCC member)

Location:    Eastman Lodge, 404 Bays Mountain Park Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660



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APE & TEHCC CPR/First Aid Course

james wrote 218 days ago:


   TEHCC LOGO

Registration Deadline: March 19, 2018

Date:    March 22, 2018

Time:    6:30 PM—8:30 PM

Cost:    $40 (+$10 if not APE or TEHCC member)

Location:    Eastman Lodge, 404 Bays Mountain Park Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660



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APE & TEHCC CPR/First Aid Course

bozemankayaker wrote 218 days ago:


   TEHCC LOGO

Registration Deadline: March 19, 2018

Date:    March 22, 2018

Time:    6:30 PM—8:30 PM

Cost:    $40 (+$10 if not APE or TEHCC member)

Location:    Eastman Lodge, 404 Bays Mountain Park Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660



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APE & TEHCC CPR/First Aid Course

james wrote 218 days ago:


   TEHCC LOGO

Registration Deadline: March 19, 2018

Date:    March 22, 2018

Time:    6:30 PM—8:30 PM

Cost:    $40 (+$10 if not APE or TEHCC member)

Location:    Eastman Lodge, 404 Bays Mountain Park Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660



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APE & TEHCC CPR Course

tommygunn wrote 218 days ago:


   TEHCC LOGO

Registration Deadline: March 19, 2018

Date:    March 22, 2018

Time:    6:30 PM—8:30 PM

Cost:    $40 (+$10 if not APE or TEHCC member)

Location:    Eastman Lodge, 404 Bays Mountain Park Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660



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