3.5 tons of garbage collected on JordanPublished 8:58am Monday, May 6, 2013
More than 300 volunteers removed nearly 3.5 tons of trash and debris from Lake Jordan last weekend. The 23rd annual Renew Our Rivers lake cleanup was coordinated by the Lake Jordan Homeowners and Boat Owners Association (HOBO).
The volunteers who met at Bonner’s Point included lake residents, members of Slapout Cub Scout Pack 50, Holtville High School students, Alabama Power Company employees, Search and Rescue of Elmore County members, Alabama Fish and Game workers and others. More than 40 boats participated in the effort.
“Hopefully the cleanup will have an impact on people and make them think about how they are disposing of their trash when enjoying our lake,” said Marci Williams, publicity coordinator. “It is imperative that we keep our waterways clean.”
The local program is one of the largest organized waterway cleanup efforts in the Southeast. The event has been held every spring since 1991. More than 50 tons of trash has been removed from the lake since 1999.