Volunteers set to clean Neely Henry Lake Nov. 2-7

What: The Renew Our Rivers Neely Henry Lake cleanup is Nov. 2-7 on the Coosa River. Volunteers will meet at the City of Gadsden Boat Dock at 9 a.m. and the cleanup concludes at noon. Volunteers should wear longpants and closed-toe shoes. Minors must have a chaperone to participate.

This Renew Our Rivers cleanup is coordinated by Alabama Power, Gadsden Beautification Board, Keep Etowah Beautiful, Inc., Sheriff Todd Entrekin, the Gadsden Times, Etowah County Commission, AT&T Pioneers and Gadsden State Community College.

Overview: Volunteers for Renew Our Rivers, one of the Southeast’s largest river cleanup campaigns, have collected nearly 14 million pounds of trash and debris since the program’s inception in      2000. This year, 31 cleanups are planned through November on  the Alabama, Black  Warrior, Cahaba, Chattahoochee, Coosa, Mobile and Tallapoosa rivers.

To learn more about volunteer efforts, visit our website, http://renewourrivers.com.

Directions: From I-59, travel to exit 182 and go north on I-759. Continue on I-759 and turn left on George Wallace Drive. Keep going through four red lights and the City of Gadsden Boat Dock is on the left     behind Dollar General and Farmers Furniture.

Volunteer Contact: Lisa Dover at keb@etowahcounty.org