Volunteers rolled up their sleeves to clean up the Tennessee River Saturday.

It's a 30-year tradition of the Tennessee River Rescue.

Volunteers in that zone have improved conditions around Camp Jordan and Spring Creek. 

A UTC senior said she thinks the clean up is a great opportunity for the community to help the environment.

"I think this really meets a big need, and it gives people an opportunity to do what they feel is right," Haley Roberts said. "Like I know that most people here are concerned about the environment. They're concerned about the health, and it just provides a good outlet. Like things are provided here. You just have to show up. I think that's really cool." 

Organizers said one of the reasons why people come back each year is because they feel a responsibility to help clean up the river.