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Scrapbook: Wolf River Harbor Clean Sweep

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Sierra Club Scrapbook

October 19, 2007

Wolf River Harbor Clean Sweep

Photo by James Baker

Earlier this year, Memphis Sierra Club volunteer James Baker recruited a youth brigade to clean up the city's Wolf River Harbor. He helped organize another such event in October, the eighth "clean sweep" of the area, which is seen as the centerpiece of a major revitalization project called Uptown Memphis. Several of the participants in the October 13 cleanup are pictured above with some of the 300 pounds of trash they collected. "More Memphians are using the harbor for recreation such as canoeing and kayaking," Baker says, "but the trash and litter fouling the harbor and the toxic substances polluting the water send a different message to potential new residents and employers seeking to relocate their companies to Memphis." This message is made explicit by the sign below, not visible from the upscale homes and condos in the background.

Photo by Joe Royer

The Memphis volunteers were among thousands worldwide who participated in International Cleanup Weekend, co-sponsored by Google Maps and the United Nations Environmental Program; the Sierra Club was one of 30 collaborating organizations supporting the cleanups. Local sponsors of the Wolf River Harbor Clean Sweep included Outdoors, Inc., the Sierra Club's Chickasaw Group, the Tennesse Water Sentinels, and the City of Memphis' Public Works Department. Learn more about the Club's work to promote Safe & Healthy Communities.


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