LRWA Receives Support from Our Community!


TVA Supports LRWA Stewardship Efforts

On October 5th, 25 people turned out to remove litter from the stretches of river we adopted as part of Blount County’s Adopt-a-Stream Program.  We tackled a 4-mile stretch of Little River in Walland, as well as our newly adopted section of Pistol Creek along the Alcoa Greenway.

TVA joined us to help clean along the Alcoa Greenway and present a $2500 donation to support river stewardship. Thank you TVA!

First Annual Protect & Paddle Makes a Splash 

Proceeds from the first annual Protect & Paddle netted over $2,300 for LRWA.

Mark Hartsoe, along with sponsors River Sports Outfitters, River John’s Island, Saw Works Brewing Co., and The Market at Washington & High all helped pull together a first-ever paddling fundraiser for nearly 130 people on September 8.
The group float lasted about 3 hrs, ending at River John’s island. Participants enjoyed food, libations and music of local band Sunshine Station.

From left to right: Mark Hartsoe (Hartsoe Law Firm), John Mollish (River John’s Island), Will Sherrod (Saw Works Brewing Co.), Kim Raia (LRWA), Mike Adams (The Market), and Laura Jones (River Sports Outfitters).

UT AWRA Fundraiser

The Student Chapter of the American Water Resources Association at the University of Tennessee presented LRWA with a $200 check.  In April, the AWRA hosted a screening of the Robert Redford filmWatershed to benefit three organizations: Legacy Parks Foundation, the Water Quality Forum, and LRWA.


TWRA Grant

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency awarded LRWA $1000 for cleanups and community events.  LRWA will purchase stream waders for cleanups, stream monitoring, and education events.