Great news! Security camera prohibition lifted at Lake Lanier! Special thank you to Congressman Rob Woodall for his involvement in getting this policy reviewed!
Great article from BoatUS Foundation.
The Corps of Engineers has agreed to review their policy of prohibiting security cameras at private docks on Lake Lanier. They have issued a call for public comments on that policy and, based on those comments, that policy will either be upheld or repealed.
The Lake Lanier Association is in favor of the policy being repealed. The Corps of Engineers has stated that the policy was based out of concern for individual privacy while recreating on public land. We feel that, given the great majority of persons recreating on the lake in possession of a mobile device with photo and video capabilities, that concern is no longer applicable. We also feel that cameras would benefit public safety and be an aide to protecting personal property.
We would like our members to submit comments to the Corps of Engineers regarding this policy. There is power in numbers, so please send your comments in. The deadline for comments is no later than June 16, 2017. Send your comments by email to Lanier.firstname.lastname@example.org. Below is that press release regarding this matter issued by the Corps of Engineers.
Good media coverage regarding dock security issues.
Lake Lanier Association, other agencies putting down heavy stones to protect shorelines from erosion
By Jeff Gill email@example.com
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…)
GAINESVILLE – Joanna Cloud, Executive Director of the Lake Lanier Association, announced today that the Lake Lanier Association, in coordination with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Hall County will be removing the sunken houseboat in Lake Lanier known as the “The Deadman’s Houseboat” on Thursday, July 21st, 2016. (more…)