33rd Annual Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup
For the 33rd year, the Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup (GLAC) will lead thousands of volunteers in a one-day event on October 6, 2018 to rid Lake Allatoona of tons of trash. The Allatoona Lake Association invites you to join them in what has become “one the largest registered National Public Lands Day events in the country.”
More than 3,000 volunteers joined hands and hearts to remove junk from Allatoona Lake last year.
On Saturday, October 6th, shoreline pickup begins at 9 AM and flows smoothly until noon. That gives you three hours to spiff up Lake Allatoona. It’s a wonderful way to invest your time in the environment and for the enjoyment of helping others.
Please don’t wear sandals or flip-flops, they’re just not tough enough for this kind of work. Trash bags will be provided, but you might want to bring a pair of work gloves.
If you’re willing to pitch in, to pitch trash out of the lake, you may pre-register by clicking here.
Here’s a cool way to have fun at the Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup: if you find something unusual along the shores where you’re picking up trash, save it. There’s a contest for the most unusual junk removed from Allatoona.
Prizes are awarded for the coolest junk found during the event at the volunteer appreciation picnic. That is scheduled for noon-2 p.m. at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Riverside Day Use Area. Free food, educational expos, entertainment and prizes will be offered. Because you earned it!
The Cleanup originally was created in 1986 to serve a twofold purpose. First, to serve as a “hands on” educational experience for the public awareness of harmful effects that litter and waste can have on their natural resources. Secondly, to clean the shoreline of tons of trash and debris, protecting the environment and its resources, and saving thousands of taxpayer’s dollars.
Since that time, partnerships with organizations and businesses has expanded as the role of the cleanup becomes ever more important. Rapid development in the area and increasing visitation to the lake only strengthens the need for this environmental and educational event.
Meet some very nice people, get some exercise and have a blast at the volunteer party — all while making Lake Allatoona even more beautiful.
Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up
P.O Box 756
Acworth, Ga 30101
Dean Bourne 770-367-9898
Lake Allatoona Association Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up Info