A very important event is coming up this weekend – and everyone is encouraged to pitch in pick up and do their part to help make things better for everyone. In conjunction with the Alabama PALS Renew Our Rivers Campaign, the annual Weiss Lake Cleanup will take place this Saturday April, 28 at the State Docks on the Causeway in Cedar Bluff beginning at 8:00 a.m.
That’s Bob Pickerel with the Weiss Lake Improvement Association.
Those needing bags or gloves can stop by or contact the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce or simply show up the morning of the cleanup. Thanks to the Cherokee County Commission, a large garbage bin will be available at the docks the entire week for residents to place their trash in. Also, the Landfill will be open this Saturday (April 28th) from 8:00am until 12:00 noon for local residents to use FREE of charge (Normal restrictions on items taken still apply)
There will also be a hotdog lunch served at noon.
Beginning with that initial community cleanup effort back in the year 2000, Alabama Power employees and volunteers have gathered annually, to dedicate a day to the removal of trash along the state’s watersheds. Since the start of the Renew Our Rivers initiative thousands of volunteers have worked to remove in excess of thirteen million pounds of trash. Renew Our Rivers engages thousands of partners across Alabama, and in surrounding states. Promoting education through programs like Renew Our Rivers, Alabama Power is a partner in furthering conservation stewardship in communities.
For more than a decade the company has helped create and distribute over 50,000 Message in the Bottle coloring books focused on conservation and litter prevention to schools across the state.
To hear our most recent interview with Bob and Sam Marko, simply click the link provided below
For additional information on Saturday’s event, contact Sam Marko at (404) 626-8594