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Big Room Cave Watershed Clean-up 2-12

Postby graveleye » Feb 8, 2011 9:36 am

Just a reminder that the SKTF and Sewanee Mountain Grotto are having a clean-up at Big Room Cave in central Tennessee this Saturday, 2-12-11.

This from the SKTF website:


Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Big Room Watershed clean up on January 8 February 12, 2011. This has the makings of a great clean up event and with Big Room Cave right there, you can go caving when we are done!!

Volunteers will meet at Big Room Cave at 10:00 to begin what may be a massive clean up. We are really not sure how deep the sink hole is, but we do know it is filled to the top. Local residents say that in the past the water running in the sinkhole would flush the trash down stream. There may be a large undiscovered cave here. This may be like Horseshoe Bend Cave. That small cave turned into a 1 mile long cave with significant vertical elevation once the trash was removed and access to the rest of the cave was gained!!


Please contact Kelly Smallwood for information and directions: rowland7840 at bellsouth.net

Kelly, feel free to add whatever further information you have here.
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Re: Big Room Cave Watershed Clean-up 2-12

Postby UnderGroundEarth » Feb 8, 2011 10:31 am

Cleanup starts at 10am (Central) and this is a Kid Friendly cleanup. The Sewanee Mountain Grotto will be providing Pizza for lunch during the cleanup. See pictures below of the trash in the sinkhole.


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Re: Big Room Cave Watershed Clean-up 2-12

Postby graveleye » Feb 8, 2011 11:39 am

rowland7840 wrote:Pizza for lunch


PIZZA FOR LUNCH

See the deal just gets better and better!! What more can you ask???

So all you white-nosed hand wringers, get off the computer and come on out Saturday!!
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Re: Big Room Cave Watershed Clean-up 2-12

Postby Drew » Feb 8, 2011 2:04 pm

Will Marion Co have a dumpster available, or will we drive the bags out ?
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Re: Big Room Cave Watershed Clean-up 2-12

Postby graveleye » Feb 8, 2011 4:52 pm

pretty sure there will be a dumpster available.
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Re: Big Room Cave Watershed Clean-up 2-12

Postby UnderGroundEarth » Feb 9, 2011 2:29 pm

Yep, there will be a dumpster on site...!
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Re: Big Room Cave Watershed Clean-up 2-12

Postby graveleye » Feb 12, 2011 9:23 pm

Great job today!!! The sinkhole is beginning to look more like a sinkhole today.
Sure doesn't look a thing like the pictures above now.
Still lots to be done though. I can't wait for the next round.
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Re: Big Room Cave Watershed Clean-up 2-12

Postby chac » Feb 13, 2011 12:48 am

Yes that is great news! Thanks to the SKTF, Sewanee Mountain Grotto, and all the individuals who made this cleanup possible! Perhaps there will be some "after" photos posted?
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Re: Big Room Cave Watershed Clean-up 2-12

Postby UnderGroundEarth » Feb 15, 2011 10:41 am

Here are some pictures from the cleanup:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/undergroun ... 055981014/

Thanks to everyone for their hard work. We had 61 volunteers show up to help.

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Re: Big Room Cave Watershed Clean-up 2-12

Postby graveleye » Feb 15, 2011 7:44 pm

wow 61 people!! That's awesome!

Here's some more pictures and some video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa146Bgo-0A
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