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Hiwassee Lake Cleanup

September 26, 2020 9:00 am 5:00 pm

The Annual Hiwassee Lake Cleanup will look a little different this year with social distancing requirements – but we may make a bigger impact than ever by reaching more sections of the lake! Join us!

Volunteers can pick up equipment, including trash bags, gloves, and goodie bags (snacks, water, t-shirt, and lake map) on Thursday or Friday ahead of the Saturday clean up at the Murphy Mainspring Conservation Trust office. (46 Valley River Avenue) Choose a “Litter Zone” and be able to work at your own pace. If you know an area in need – make that your litter zone.

Shorelines can be picked up on foot. If participants have a boat, we encourage you to get out, enjoy the lake, and make a day of the cleanup.

Litter needs to be dropped off to Hanging Dog Boat Ramp before Sunday morning. Cherokee County’s Sheriff’s office will be transporting the trash to the Landfill on Sunday.

Participants are encouraged to take photos of their trash haul and cleanup crews. We want to see you and the litter you removed! Post the photo using #HiwasseeLakeCleanup