The 12 volunteers heading up this year’s Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup “truly believe in the multi-faceted benefits” of the September effort considered the largest of its type in the country.
It’s meant to lead the Lake Allatoona community in environmental stewardship of the watershed through education, preservation, conservation and volunteerism.
“In addition to cleaning up the shoreline of this very valuable resource, we also see the cleanup as a wonderful way of teaching environmental stewardship and responsibility to children and adults,” the committee said in a press release. “Additionally, the event instills the value and benefits of volunteerism in key members of the community.”
Organizers for this year’s Sept. 22 cleanup recently began their fundraising and volunteer recruiting efforts. For more than 27 years, thousands from Bartow, Cherokee and Cobb counties and elsewhere have come together for one