Volunteers set to clean Smith Lake in Winston County April 26-27

What: The annual Renew Our Rivers Smith Lake cleanup in Winston County begins Wednesday, April 26, and finishes Thursday, April 27. Volunteers should report at 8:30 a.m. each day to the Corinth Recreation Area. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes. Minors must have a chaperone to participate. Lunch will be provided at noon each day and the cleanup ends at 3:30 p.m. 

This Renew Our Rivers cleanup is coordinated by Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy, Inc., Bankhead National Forest, C2 Freight Resources, Inc., Belk Ford, Hyche Landfill LLC, Lakeshore Bar and Grill, Smith Lake Properties-Arley, Honda of Jasper, Houston Grocery-Tackle-Deli, Talk of the Town, Powell Building Supply, Free State Boat Docks, Big Bend LLC, Traders and Farmers Bank-Arley, Lakeshore Inn and Marina, Arley Coffee Shop, Hyundai of Jasper, Lakeshore Quick Stop, Wood Studio and Rock Creek Marina.

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,  www.alabamapower.com/renewourrivers.

Directions: From Jasper: Travel north on Highway 195 for 35 miles to Double Springs, which leads to Highway 278. Travel the road to the red light and go east for approximately 7 miles. When you see the Corinth Campground sign, turn right on County Road 57 and the road will lead you to the Corinth Recreation Area.

Volunteer Contact:  Allison Cochran at 205-489-5111