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Shore Sweep 2023
September 23 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
What is it?
Lake Lanier’s largest annual event to clean the shores of Lake Lanier of debris and trash.
Volunteers can go to one of 13 locations around the lake to get supplies, sign in and get a t-shirt to remember the day — and most importantly, drop trash and other debris for removal.
Let us know you are coming: Shore Sweep Registration
Advance Sites open on September 9th.
These unmanned locations located around the lake allow people to drop off trash for the two weeks prior to Shore Sweep. The advance sites allow you to participate in the cleanup on your schedule. These are accessible by water only to ensure we are only collecting lake trash. You do not have to register to do advance cleanup. Just be sure that you secure all debris high enough where it will not flow back into Lanier. The 2023 Advance Sites open on Saturday, September 9th and close at sundown on Friday, September 22nd.
What could I need?
Here is a basic list of supplies we found useful to have. There will be some limited supplies available at one of the locations above, including trash bags, stakes, etc. This is not a mandatory list, just one put together by volunteers of what they found useful to have.
- Rope (to pull floats from beaches back to drop sites)
- Stakes for floats
- Sledge hammer (for pounding in stakes)
- Tarp to keep your boat clean.
Safety first! Please make sure you have life vests, Sunscreen, and water to stay hydrated. Have a first aid kit in case any scrapes or bumps. Also bug spray is a must. DO NOT WEAR FLIP FLOPS. You need a good pair of work shoes, remember there is glass on the beaches.