Volunteers roll up their sleeves May 1 for cleanup on H. Neely Henry Reservoir, part of Renew Our Rivers campaign

What:  The annual H. Neely Henry cleanup is Saturday, May 1. Weather permitting, volunteers with or without boats will meet at the Gadsden City Boat Docks at 8 a.m. to remove trash, tires and discarded items from the lake.  The cleanup will end at noon.

This Renew Our Rivers cleanup is coordinated by Keep Etowah Beautiful and Alabama Power employees.   The cleanup on H. Neely Henry began in 1999 as Renew the Coosa.  In 2009, volunteers removed nearly 18 tons of trash from the reservoir.

Overview:  Volunteers for Renew Our Rivers, one of the Southeast’s largest river
cleanups, have collected more than 10 million pounds of trash and debris from Alabama and Southeast rivers since the program’s inception in 2000. Twenty-five cleanups are planned through October. Cleanups are held each year on the Cahaba, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Black Warrior, Mobile and Alabama rivers.

Directions: Directions to the Gadsden City Boat Docks
 From Interstate 59: Take exit 182 to I-759 toward Gadsden.  Follow I-759 East, which becomes AL-759.  Continue to follow AL-759/AL-291.  Turn left onto Elmwood Avenue.  Turn right onto Lake Street.  The Gadsden City Boat Docks will be on your left.
Contact: Lisa Dover of Keep Etowah Beautiful at 256-549-0900.