Joanna Cloud helps organize the 28th Annual Lake Lanier Shore Sweep. ~ Photo by Robert Sutherland
Joanna Cloud, executive director of the Lake Lanier Association, and her associates are dedicated to making our favorite lake clean, full and safe. The most visible way they work toward that goal can be seen first-hand at the 28th Annual Lake Lanier Shore Sweep on Saturday, September 24, 2016.
Lake Lanier Association organizes more than 1,000 volunteers who collectively collect about 30 tons of trash along the shores Lanier annually.
The mobile app they used last year was such a success they’re using it again to identify the precise places where junk litters the shoreline. In 2015, they had 750+ reports of trash and they dispatched volunteers to clean it up in a jiffy.
There are a dozen locations to take trash during the 28th Annual Lake Lanier Shore Sweep:
- Balus Creek Boat Ramp
- Big Creek Boat Ramps
- Bald Ridge
- Gainesville Marina
- Port Royale Marina
- Lake Lanier Islands
- Lake Lanier Olympic Park
- Don Carter State Park
- Gwinnett, Longwood and War Hill Parks.