The annual Renew Our Rivers campaign on Weiss Lake was once again a great success as community members gathered at the state boat docks in Cedar Bluff on Saturday to help do their part to keep our lake and county litter free.
We spoke with Johnny Roberts with the Weiss Lake Improvement Association –
Since the first community cleanups in 2000, Alabama Power employees and community volunteers have made a remarkable impact in protecting waterways in their communities through Renew Our Rivers.
With humble beginnings at the generating plants and lakes managed by Alabama Power, thousands of volunteers have spread the program up rivers and tributaries, creating more than 30 cleanups to remove trash across the state’s watersheds.
Through programs like Renew Our Rivers, Alabama Power is a partner in promoting conservation stewardship in communities across the state.
For more than a decade, the company has helped create and distribute more than 50,000 Message in the Bottle coloring books focused on conservation and litter prevention to schools across the state.
The Alabama Power Foundation is also making its mark on protecting our state’s resources with the launch of “Students to Stewards,” a program designed to encourage conservation education.
Through a competitive application process, the program will provide support for dynamic projects and lesson plans that teach the next generation about our state’s unique ecosystems – encouraging students to become better stewards of our natural resources.
The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, Alabama Shoreline Management, the Weiss Lake Improvement Association and WEIS Radio are among those that sponsor Renew Our Rivers in Cherokee County annually.