Group Holds River Cleanup... On Paddleboards!

Posted at 5:50 PM, Sep 06, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A lot of people took advantage of Sunday’s great weather and spent the day out on the water, but one group took part in a unique event trying to make area waterways cleaner.

The group Team Green Adventures -- part of the radio station Lightning 100 -- teamed up with Big Willie's Action Sports and the Cumberland River Compact for Nashville's first ever river cleanup on paddleboards.

The group said it was a perfect way to have fun while giving something back to the community.

“It's a really interesting way to enjoy the river, and try to continue to do that community service aspect,” said Keeley Reed, the Green Team Adventures organizer.

The group has hosted different kinds of river cleanups in the past. It said this year alone they've picked up 109 tires out of area waterways, along with three truckloads of trash.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly named one of the groups involved as "Green Team Adventures."  The correct name of the group is "Lightning 100's Team Green Adventures."