Volunteers roll up their sleeves for cleanup on Lake Jordan, part of Renew Our Rivers campaign, on April 12
Lake Jordan, Ala.

April 9, 2008

What: The 18th annual Lake Jordan cleanup will be this Saturday, April 12. Volunteers will meet at Bonner’s Point Landing 8 a.m. to remove trash, tires and discarded items from the lake. The cleanup will end at noon, followed by a picnic lunch.

The Lake Jordan cleanup is the oldest cleanup in the Renew Our Rivers program and is being coordinated by the Lake Jordan Home Owners and Boat Owners Association. Since 2001, more than 30 tons of trash and debris was removed from the lake.

Overview: Renew Our Rivers, the Southeast’s largest river cleanup campaign,
has collected nearly 8.6 million pounds of trash and debris from Alabama and Southeast rivers since its 2000 inception. There are 27 cleanups planned through Oct. 25.

Cleanups are held on the Cahaba, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Black Warrior and Mobile rivers in Alabama.

Directions: Directions to Bonner’s Point Landing
From Wetumpka – Take Highway 231 to Coosa River Parkway/Highway 14 West.  At the first intersection take Highway 111 north for 7.2 miles to Bonner's Point Road. Turn right and follow Bonner's Point Road a half mile to the boat ramp

Contact: Barbara Dreyer (334) 567-7551 or (334) 303-5656


Media Contact: Keisa Sharpe, Alabama Power Corporate Communications, 205.257.4155,  ksharpe@southernco.com