Tennessee Aquarium warns about growing trash in Chattanooga Creek

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CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Experts at the Tennessee Aquarium are concerned about trash in our creeks.

They shot video of Chattanooga Creek.

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They say kayakers on the stream have noticed a massive increase in rafts of trash, predominantly discarded single-use plastic items like bottles and straws.

Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute Watershed Educators say this is a danger to the waterway and its wildlife.

On October 6th volunteers will clean up trash along creeks and the Tennessee River for Tennessee River Rescue.