Lend a Hand – Hartwell Lake Cleanup seeks volunteers
Release No: 08-18 August 7, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAVANNAH, GA. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with , announced the 28th annual Hartwell Cleanup
Campaign, which begins Aug. 15 and concludes Sept. 27, National Public Lands
Volunteers from scout groups, civic clubs, subdivision residents,
businesses, as well as families and friends are needed to pick up litter and
other non-natural debris on and around Hartwell Lake. Anyone
interested in volunteering may obtain sign-up forms at
www.sas.usace.army.mil/lakes/hartwell or by visiting or calling the Hartwell Lake Office at
. Upon registering, volunteers will receive more
detailed information including safety tips and litter collection areas.
Trash bags are provided. All registered participants will be invited
to the “Volunteer Appreciation” picnic on Sept. 27 to enjoy music,
activities for children, food, and door prizes.
The Cleanup Campaign is coordinated by the ‘ Hartwell Lake Office, and , a
non-profit organization that promotes cooperation, assistance and information
exchange among those concerned with .
“The annual lake cleanup provides a chance for people who care about
Hartwell Lake to roll up their sleeves and give something back to the
very lands and water they use and appreciate,” said Tanya Grant, Hartwell
Lake Park Ranger and co-coordinator of the annual Hartwell Lake
Clean-Up Campaign. “Our forests, waters, and parks of Hartwell Lake are a
national treasure and keeping them clean means keeping them safe and
attractive for people, aquatic life, and wildlife.”
The Hartwell Lake Cleanup Campaign began 27 years ago and is now
included in National Public Lands Day. National Public Lands Day, a
nationwide program, More
coordinated by the National Environmental Education and Training
Foundation (NEETF), began with the idea that millions of Americans who use
each year – federal, state and local – could spend a day
giving back to the land and their country.
The cleanup is also part of Georgia’s statewide “Rivers Alive” program
and South Carolina’s statewide “Beach Sweep River Sweep” program.
For more information contact the Hartwell Lake Office at ,
or toll-free at 888-893-0678, ext. 323.