If you saw staff photographer Harry Lynch's pictures of the GSK Jordan Lake cleanup in today's N&O and want to help clean the lake this weeknd, read on:
Clean Jordan Lake will host a general public trash clean-up day on Saturday, Oct. 1, beginning at 8:30 am. Volunteers should meet at Poes Ridge Boat Ramp off Jordan Dam Road.
Last year, approximately 200 volunteers removed 600 tires and 700 bags of trash from a one-mile length of the Wilderness Island shoreline that forms one side of the Haw River Arm and also traps stormwater-driven trash. This year’s volunteers will work their way farther south along this section. The 2011 public event is partly funded by a grant from the Boat U.S. Foundation to attract more boaters to CJL clean-up events.
This year’s cleanup will require a flotilla of boats to ferry volunteers because the trashed shoreline is now too far from the access road to make walking practical. The Piedmont section of the N.C. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the N.C. Sea Cadets, and various fishing clubs are also bringing boats to help with ferrying during the public clean-up event.
The Chatham County Solid Waste and Recycling Division will provide trash disposal. N.C. Big Sweep and the N.C. Department of Transportation will provide bags and gloves.
Get details here.
And high school students can now earn community service hours in this weekend's N.C. Big Sweep. Jordan Lake Environmental Education is hosting an effort to clean the northern end of the lake. To participate, go here.