College students pick up 75,000 pounds of trash from McKellar Lake

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 24, 2023 3:00 PM CT | Published: March 24, 2023 3:00 PM CT

College students from nearly a dozen universities removed 75,000 pounds of trash from McKellar Lake in the past three weeks, intercepting it before it entered the Mississippi River. 


Mississippi River McKellar Lake Living Lands and Water
Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer is a Report for America corps member covering environmental impacts on communities of color in Memphis. She is working in partnership with the Ag & Water Desk, a sustainable reporting network aimed at telling water and agriculture stories across the Mississippi River Basin.


Want to comment on our stories or respond to others? Join the conversation by subscribing now. Only paid subscribers can add their thoughts or upvote/downvote comments. Our commenting policy can be viewed here