Shore Sweep returns Saturday

The 35th Shore Sweep of Lake Lanier is just days away but there’s still time to register if you’d like to help. And the advance drop-off sites are still open.

The clean-up of the lake, sponsored by the Lake Lanier Association, is Saturday from 8:00-1:00.

Throughout the past 34 years of Shore Sweep, 2.16 million pounds of trash have been removed from Lake Lanier, according to the association. Last year, 90 tons were removed by more than 1,400 volunteers.

Here are the details on the two ways you can participate:

 ADVANCE SITES -These unmanned locations located around the lake allow people to drop off trash for the two weeks prior to Shore Sweep. The advance sites, which will close Friday, allow you to participate in the cleanup on your schedule. Just be sure that you secure all debris high enough where it will not flow back into Lanier.

DAY OF SITES – Saturday, volunteers can bring trash, by boat, foot, or car, to one of the sites around the lake.  All sites will be open 8:00-1:00.

Click here for more information, including details about registering as a volunteer: Shore Sweep | Lake Lanier Association | Clean, Full, Safe

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