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For the last 18 years, Dr. Tom Jones, Gardner-Webb University professor of biology, has given Honors Students the opportunity to join the annual cleanup event at New River in West Jefferson, N.C. The weekend event is aptly name “Mud, Sweat and Volunteers.” Participants sleep in tents and spend a day paddling down the river in canoes picking up trash as they go. Last year, 27 GWU students and eight guests made the trip and were among a group of over 100 volunteers who covered approximately 23 river miles.
Andrew Bounds, Big Sweep, biology, Chelsea Blount, cleanup, Daniel Boone Inn, Department of Natural Sciences, Dr. Tom Jones, GWU Honors Program, Joy Smith, New River, New River Conservancy (West Jefferson NC), St. Mary's, State Park, Wallace and Peggy Carroll Vigilance Award
Office of University Communications, "New River Conservancy Recognizes Dr. Tom Jones and GWU Honors Students" (2020). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 17.