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RiverRocks raises $100,000 for local outdoor conservancies

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- RiverRocks Chattanooga has donated $100,000 to eight local organizations dedicated to outdoor fun.

RiverRocks is an outdoor festival which celebrates the natural resources of the Tennessee Valley.

The Tennessee River Gorge Trust, along with the Trust for Public Land, Lula Lake Land Trust, Friends of the Cumberland Trail, North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy, Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center, Friends of Moccasin Bend and the Lookout Mountain Conservancy all received checks from the RiverRocks festival board.  

"Successful conservation efforts start with active engagement with the outdoors," says Mike McGauley.

RiverRocks' goal is to raise money and awareness for local trusts and conservancies which are dedicated to protecting favored places for running, cycling, walking, hiking or paddling.

"RiverRocks celebrates the fun of living in Chattanooga, which is one of the greatest drivers of our economic growth," said Ron Harr, President and CEO of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce.

The new board members, along with Chattanooga Presents, are currently engaged in producing another series of events October 4 through 12.

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