The Elephant Sanctuary to Host Second Annual Trashercise Event


April 1, 2024

Hohenwald, TN - The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee invites you to join us this Earth Day for our second annual community-wide “Trashercise” cleanup event on April 20th in Hohenwald, Tennessee!

When: Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. CDT
Where: The Elephant Discovery Center | 27 East Main Street, Hohenwald, TN, 38462

Meet at the 'Re-tired Elephant' statue in the back of The Discovery Center's Outdoor Classroom, across from the city parking lot. Bags and supplies will be provided for volunteers, and any collected trash/recycling can be dropped back at The Discovery Center for disposal. Additionally, Oliver Technologies has once again generously offered to sponsor tire disposal. Attendees are encouraged to bring their old tires for collection.

Participants who collect the most trash will receive prizes from The Sanctuary! Refreshments will also be provided.

Elephants are a keystone species and are vital in keeping their environment thriving. Like elephants, humans are a keystone species and have an enormous impact on the ecosystem, carrying a great responsibility to keep the planet healthy for all. Follow the elephants’ lead and help make our impact on the environment a positive one. There is no better way to contribute to a cleaner and healthier planet than by collaborating with members of your community to tackle waste and remove litter from our lands and waterways. All are welcome!

Can’t make it to Hohenwald? We encourage you to take action wherever you live. Start or engage in a community cleanup in your area and help us protect this beautiful planet we share with elephants.

This event is made possible through the support of Lewis County Government, Lewis County TDOT Litter Grant Program, the Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, and our many community supporters.

The Sanctuary is also excited to be a part of this year's Nashville Earth Day event, presented by Centennial Park Conservancy, on April 20th at Centennial Park in Nashville, Tennessee. Come say hello! To learn more:

For questions about The Sanctuary’s “Trashercise” event, please email or call 931-796-6500.

The Sanctuary’s elephant habitats are closed to the public. Therefore, there will be no viewing or interactions with the elephants during this event.


About The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

Located on 3,060 acres in Hohenwald, Tennessee, The Elephant Sanctuary is the nation’s largest natural-habitat refuge developed specifically for Asian and African elephants. Founded in 1995, The Sanctuary has provided 33 elephants with individualized care, the companionship of a herd, and the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe haven dedicated to their well-being. The Sanctuary is licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and has been dually recognized through accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. The Elephant Sanctuary is currently home to 12 elephant residents.

To learn more about The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, please visit our website at We welcome you to stay engaged and observe the elephants via our live-streaming EleCams at, and connect with us via social media.

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