Volunteers roll up their sleeves for cleanup on Lay Lake, part of Renew Our Rivers campaign, April 26


April 23, 2008

What:  The annual Lay Lake cleanup will be April 26. Volunteers will meet at the Beeswax Public Boat Launch at 8 a.m. to remove trash, tires and discarded items from the lake. The cleanup will end at noon followed by a picnic lunch. 

This Renew Our Rivers cleanup is coordinated by the Lay Lake Homeowners and Boat Owners Association and Alabama Power employees.  More than 33 tons of trash was removed from Lay Lake in 2007.

Overview:  Renew Our Rivers, the Southeast’s largest river cleanup campaign,
has collected nearly nine 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 Beeswax Public Boat Launch
 From Columbiana – Travel east on County Road 28 approximately five miles. Turn left onto Highway 145.  Travel one mile to the bridge crossing. Beeswax Public Boat Launch will be on the right.

Contact: Judy Jones, Lay Lake Home Owners and Boat Owners Association, (205) 669-4865 or Byron Corina, E.C. Gaston Steam Plant (205) 669-8301.


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