- Aug. 20, 2019
-- September 14 has the makings for a busy day in Gwinnett thanks to two water-focused cleanup events: the 31st
Annual Lake Lanier Shore Sweep and the 4th
Annual Yellow River Trash Bash. Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful has issued a call for volunteers for the event of their choosing to clean up the shores, waters and land surrounding two important water sources in Georgia – Lake Lanier and the Yellow River.Lake Lanier Shore Sweep:
Between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on 9/14, people from several neighboring counties will converge along the shores and on the waters of Georgia's Lake Lanier. The goal is to cover as much of the 38,000 surface acres and 690 miles of shoreline in just five hours for the 31st
Annual Lake Lanier Shore Sweep. During the event, volunteers span out from a dozen locations – some on foot and some by boat – picking up litter along the way to help keep their communities beautiful and protect the environment. For more information, please visit www.lakelanier.org
.Yellow River Trash Bash:
The Yellow River Water Trail is approximately 50 miles long, running from Gwinnett, through DeKalb, Rockdale, and Newton counties before ending in Lake Jackson. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 9/14, organizers and concerned citizens will gather at Gwinnett's Yellow River Park Pavilion in Stone Mountain. A handful of experienced kayakers/volunteers will take to the water while other volunteers fan out along the shoreline and park by foot to collect litter. To volunteer, please visit https://yellowriverwatertrail.wufoo.com/forms/ma7rj0c0cyk...
"Lake Lanier is one of our most precious water sources – not just for the drinking water it provides our citizens and its distinction as one of Georgia's most beloved recreational destinations, but also for the key role it plays in our ecosystem," said Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director for Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. "The Yellow River is not only a gorgeous element of Georgia's landscape, but Yellow River Water Trail creates fun events to introduce people to this environmental treasure. Countless creatures from our local wildlife call Lake Lanier and the Yellow River home, from fish and waterfowl to deer and everything in between. It's our job to protect them by protecting both bodies of water and that's a BIG job. We'll need lots of volunteers to come out and join us that day at one of these events. Both are great ways to meet neighbors, set an awesome example for your kids and enjoy some natural beauty while giving back to the community."