LLA members are always on the move around the lake, coming together to learn about legislation that affects the lake, checking on the progress of LLA initiatives, or just getting together to socialize.
The 31st annual Shore Sweep is scheduled for 9/14/2019 and we hope to have lots of volunteers both on the land and in the lake in boats helping LLA cleanup after a busy Summer season. The very full lake and warm temps has been a blessing to everyone enjoying the lake and a curse as it has moved lots of trash including dock floats into the lake and along the shores.
We welcome our many new members who have not participated in the past or who were not aware of Shore Sweep to help. Volunteers to go to the lake’s many islands, coves and shoreline to look for trash and pick it up and bring it back to one of our many sites all over Lanier. We also need volunteers to help with other tasks like helping our site Captains the day of the event to check people in, distribute cleanup supplies and thank our volunteers with T-shirts and refreshments. Sign up to help with Shore Sweep 2019 here : 2019 Shore Sweep Volunteer Registration
Lake Lanier Association Captains 11 sites on Lake Lanier during Shore Sweep on 9/14/ 2019. The sites are: Aqualand Marina (public boat ramp), Bald Ridge Marina (Public Boat Ramp) Balus Creek Boat Ramp, Clarks’s Bridge Boat Ramp, Don Carter State Park (public boat ramp), Gainesville Marina (Public Boat Ramp), Gwinnett Park boat Ramp, Lake Lanier Islands (walkers only at welcome center) Longwood Park (boat ramp) Port Royale Marina (public boat ramp) University Yacht Club (Yacht office boat ramp) Warhill Park boat ramp.
LLA also has sites where lake trash can be taken the 2 weeks prior to Shore Sweep. These sites are only accessible by water. There will be signs at the location where the trash should be left for pick up. The signs will be removed 9/14 along with the trash. Those sites are: Gaines Ferry Island, Beaver Ruin Road work area, Shady Grove Campground (boat ramp beach), Sportsman Club Road work area, Marker 2WC Island, Gwinnett Park boat ramp, Keith Bridge Island, Nix Island. Trash can only be left in these areas during the 2 weeks prior to Shore Sweep when the signs are present and visible.
Members will receive E-blasts prior to Shore Sweep and additional information for volunteers and needed support. We always need lots of volunteers especially boaters helping move trash and dock floats around the lake for removal and help with larger, heavier trash. Because much of this trash is too heavy to lift into dumpsters, we will have heavy lift equipment at all Shore Sweep disposal locations.
BOATERS: Scout trash areas prior to Shore Sweep, pick up and move trash/floats to advance site areas, move trash/floats day of event
LAND VOLUNTEERS: help at site locations with various tasks, walking land areas and picking up trash, crew boats for help cleaning islands and areas not accessible by land.
FORKLIFTS and OPERATORS: help move trash brought in at sites into dumpsters.
For more information please contact the LLA office at: Lake Lanier Association at firstname.lastname@example.org
and also see our Shore Sweep page https://lakelanier.org/clean-lake/shore-sweep/
Check out what’s coming up:
The LLA Annual Meeting combines a social event for the entire membership with a business meeting. Officers present the annual report and a keynote speaker provides insight into various topics of importance to our members. Recent events at Pelican Pete’s at Port Royal Marina have hosted more than 400 members in attendance.
Shore Sweep is our largest event and comes around each year in late September. Support from our sponsors and volunteers all over the lake come together for a massive clean-up day and make a huge impact! The 2019 event will be held on Saturday, September 14th.
The Atlanta Boat Show happens every January in downtown Atlanta. LLA sets up camp in a booth and encourages show-goers to learn more about Lake Lanier and join/renew their membership.