Come out Saturday April 15th, 2023 and help clean up one of Jackson County’s largest natural resources! The Tuck River Cleanup is one of the nation's largest single day river cleanups. Hundreds of volunteers unite to clean 20 miles of the Tuckasegee river from Cullowhee to Whittier, NC.
Registration will take place on the UC Lawn by the Alumni Tower at WCU. To raft the river, one must register the day of the event. Registration will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Due to available gear, registration will be limited to about 500 volunteers.
There are alternative walking routes for those not meeting the requirements to raft the river or anyone who would prefer to not be on the river. Walkers can register between 10:00 - 11:00 am. Walkers should wear comfortable shoes and clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. The number of walking volunteers will be capped at 30 due to the amount of available transportation.
The first 300 volunteers to register will receive a free t-shirt. Trash bags, gloves and transportation to and from rafting and walking routes will be provided.
Base Camp Cullowhee does not pre-register volunteers for the Tuck River Clean Up.
Coolers and glass are not permitted on the river.