Volunteers set to clean Neely Henry Lake Aug. 26

What:  The annual Renew Our Rivers Neely Henry Lake cleanup is Saturday, Aug. 26. Volunteers, including those with boats, are encouraged to register early at the Ten Islands office during the week of Aug. 21-26 to register and pick up T-shirts, trash bags and gloves. Boats can launch for no fee at Lakeshore Marina, Greensport Marina or Ten Islands Park. There will be trash bins at those locations and Ohatchee Town Hall. The cleanups will begin at 8 a.m. at the Ohatchee Town Hall for the Calhoun site and the Greensport Marina for the St. Clair site and finish at noon. Lunch will be provided to volunteers.

This cleanup is coordinated by Alabama Power, Buffalo Rock, Jack’s, Greensport Marina, Lakeshore Marina, Wise Environmental, Parker’s Boathouse Construction, Neely Henry Lake Association, Alabama Mailbox, Ohatchee Supermarket and city 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://www.alabamapower.com/renewourrivers.com.

 Locations: Lakeshore Marina: 111 Lakeshore Lane, Ohatchee

                    Greensport Marina: 1000 Greensport, Ashville

                    Ten Islands Park: 16157 Highway 144, Ragland

                    Town Hall: 7801 Alabama Highway 77, Ohatchee

 Volunteer Contact:  Cassandra Lewis at 256-225-2082