Shore Sweep 2017 is coming up on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017! The advance drop off locations are NOW OPEN!
For the actual day of the event Saturday 9/23, we have twelve different participating locations that you can choose to report to volunteer — Bald Ridge, Aqualand, Gainesville, and Port Royale Marinas, Lanier Islands, Balus Creek and Big Creek Boat Ramps, Lake Lanier Olympic, Don Carter, Gwinnett, Longwood, and War Hill Parks. (more…)
With the threat of severe weather in the next several days, we are going to hold off on opening the Shore Sweep advance drop locations until sometime next week. We will monitor weather conditions and will post an update as soon as we get the advance drop locations open.
Lake Lanier Association has a fun photo contest happening this year during Shore Sweep – submit photos of trash pick up efforts and win prizes – plus, we get a more beautiful shoreline to enjoy!
Click the link below for details on the photo contest!
Nice article in Gainesville Times regarding the clean-up at Lake Lanier Olympic Park as a warm up exercise for Shore Sweep 2017!
The Lake Lanier Association needs help with advance scouting of lake shoreline prior to our Shore Sweep event which will be held on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017. Advance scouting reports help us to more effectively dispatch volunteers on the day of the event. We are asking for volunteers to scout by boat different sections of shoreline and report back to us locations where trash and debris is sighted. You need a boat – probably a motor powered one, no kayaks or canoes for this one, and you need a smart phone or mobile device with the TrashOut app loaded on it. To get the TrashOut app, search for TrashOut in the app store. It is a free download. Once you have TrashOut on your device, set your profile to affiliate with the Lake Lanier Association organization. Once that is done, you are ready for scouting! If you are interested in signing up to be a scout, please click the below link for more information and the sign up form for the different scouting routes. Thank you for supporting the Lake Lanier Association and the Shore Sweep event!
Pulled the “Titanic” houseboat out this week — our fourth houseboat removal in a single year. This one was fully submerged. We had sent a diver in on it twice looking for registration numbers to no avail. Got it in the light of day today and were able to find the Hull Identification Numbers so now law enforcement gets to jump in the mix with us on this matter. Titanic was home to three very large catfish that were not pleased about losing their fancy crib but seemed happy enough once released back into the water.
Lots of good media coverage on this event…
By David Ibata – For the AJC | Posted: 11:22 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
Work to lay erosion-preventing rip rap began this week on the first of four Lake Lanier islands receiving more than $275,000 in shoreline protection.
More than 3,100 lineal feet of shore will get 6,500 tons of stone in a project funded by local governments, private business and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to Joanna Cloud, executive director of the Lake Lanier Association. (more…)
Lake Lanier Association, other agencies putting down heavy stones to protect shorelines from erosion
By Jeff Gill firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATED: October 31, 2016 5:31 p.m.
Four islands in Lake Lanier are getting help to defend against waves and boat wakes that have eroded their shorelines since the lake was built in the 1950s. (more…)