Volunteers are invited to help install a new boating courtesy dock at the Wolftever Creek Boat Ramp on Chickamauga Lake Saturday (April 21).
In February the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency agreed to spend $22,000 on the new dock while Chattanooga's UAW Local 42 raised $10,000 for the project. Union members are provided the bulk of the labor for the replacement. They removed the old, dilapidated dock on April 7.
Union members will be on hand Saturday beginning at 9 am but they are inviting volunteers to assist in placing the new 100-foot pier. They say volunteers should bring work gloves and if you have them, cordless drills, saws and hammers.
The Wolftever Creek Boat Ramp is one of the most popular boat launching ramps on the east side of Chickamauga Lake. The improvement came about as a project of the Union Sportsman's Alliance (USA). Robert Stroede, Conservation Manager for USA, said the plan was actually the brainchild of members of UAW Local 42 after members expressed an interest to USA in performing a community service project.
Video as boaters struggle to use the existing pier at the Wolftever Boat Ramp: