Volunteers set to clean Neely Henry Lake Aug. 27

What: The annual Renew Our Rivers Neely Henry Lake cleanup is Saturday, Aug. 27. Volunteers, including those with boats, are encouraged to register early and come by Ohatchee Town Hall or Greensport Marina during the week of Aug. 22-27 to register and pick up T-shirts, bags and gloves. Boats can launch at Lakeshore Marina, Greensport Marina or Ten Islands Park for no fee. There will be trash bins at those locations and Ohatchee Town Hall. The cleanup will begin at 8 a.m. and finish at noon. Lunch will be provided.

This cleanup is coordinated by Alabama Power, Alabama Power Service Organization, Buffalo Rock, Metro Bank, Jack’s, Parker’s Boathouse, Calhoun County Conservation District, Moore Printing, Ohatchee Discount Supermarket, St. Clair County Conservation District, Gateway to Life Ranch, Neely Henry Lake Association, Fort McClellan Credit Union, Lakeshore Marina, Greensport Marina, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, Ohatchee Police, White’s Environmental Solutions, New Flyer, Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce, Calhoun County Commission, Greater Gadsden, Alabama Mailbox, Commissioner Don Hudson, Dr. Tamara McIntosh, Echols Metals, Little Canoe Veterinary Clinic, Ohatchee Hardware, Pier One Pile Driving and town of Ohatchee.

Overview: Volunteers for Renew Our Rivers, one of the Southeast’s largest river cleanup campaigns, have collected more than 14 million pounds of trash and debris since the program’s inception in 2000. This year, 32 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.

Locations: Lakeshore Marina: 111 Lakeshore Lane, Ohatchee.

Greensport Marina: 1000 Greensport, Ashville.

Ten Islands Park: 16157 Highway 144, Ragland.

Volunteer Contact: Cassandra Lewis at 256-225-2082