Renew Our Rivers volunteers to clean Weiss Lake

What: The Renew Our Rivers Weiss Lake cleanup is Saturday, April 20. Volunteers should report at 8 a.m. to Cedar Bluff Causeway ramp. Minors must have a chaperone to participate. Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy shoes. The cleanup will end at noon, followed by a lunch for volunteers.

This Renew Our Rivers cleanup is coordinated by the Weiss Lake Improvement Association and Alabama Power.

Overview: Volunteers for Renew Our Rivers, one of the Southeast’s largest river cleanup campaigns, have collected more than 15.5 million pounds of trash and debris since the program’s inception in 2000. This year to celebrate the 20th year, 30 cleanups are planned through November on the Alabama, Black Warrior, Cahaba, Chattahoochee, Coosa, Mobile and Tallapoosa rivers.

To learn more about volunteer efforts, visit

Directions: From Gadsden, take Highway 411 to Centre. Turn left onto 68 Bypass. Go to Highway 9 and turn left. The boat ramp is about 3 miles on the left.

Contact: Sam Marko at 404-626-8594