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Cleanup campaigns going on now at Corps lake near you

Posted by on September 10, 2014

Looking for an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and give back to the community? How about volunteering for a lake cleanup campaign at a Corps lake near you?

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District seeks volunteers to pick up trash along the shorelines and islands at lakes Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond. Volunteers are also needed to participate in other cleanup/maintenance projects around the lakes.

Volunteers from scout groups, civic clubs, subdivision residents, businesses, families and friends may participate.

We host cleanup campaigns every year in conjunction with National Public Lands Day (NPLD)—a nationwide observance for volunteering at local, state and federal public lands. This year NPLD is Sept. 27. Our cleanup campaigns also coincide with Georgia’s “Rivers Alive” program and South Carolina’s “Beach Sweep River Sweep” program.

Volunteers paint picnic tables National Public Lands Day activities at J. Strom Thurmond Lake, Sept. 28, 2013. (Photo by Scott Hyatt)

Cleanup campaign dates and events differ for each lake, so check out the links below for detailed information, including links to an online volunteer registration form:

  • Hartwell Lake cleanup campaign: Aug. 1 – Sept. 20
    (Concludes with Volunteer Appreciation Picnic Sept. 20)
    Click here for more info
  •  Russell Lake cleanup campaign: Aug. 25 – Sept. 27
    Click here for more info
  •  Thurmond Lake cleanup campaign: Aug. 27 – Sept. 27
    (Concludes with half work day and Volunteer Appreciation Picnic Sept. 27)
    Click here for more info

Thank you for supporting National Public Lands Day events throughout the Savannah River Basin!

~Tracy Robillard, public affairs specialist

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