Lake Clean Up Committee

  •   Meets:  Last Wednesday of each month at the Littleton Food & Spirits - 231 N. Mosby Ave., (Hwy 903) - Littleton, NC 27850 at 10:30 a.m.
  •   Email:  lakecleanup@lakegastonassoc.com
  •   Chair:  Carol Warfel   -  (434) 636-4029

Committee Mission Statement / Function

Mission... 

To organize and carry out an annual spring lake-wide Lake Gaston Clean Up Day.

 

Primary Function... 

The Committee will develop a plan and solicit the support of local businesses, Lake organizations and citizens to remove debris from Lake Gaston’s waters, shoreline and bordering thoroughfares on a designated day in the spring of each year. The Committee will arrange for advertising of the event, procurement of necessary supplies, and coordination of the cleanup activities on the day of the event.

 

Monthly Lake Cleanup Committee meetings are held the last Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Littleton Food & Spirits - 231 N. Mosby Ave., (Hwy 903) - Littleton, NC 27850 south of the lake. Everyone is invited to participate. Contact them at LakeCleanup@LakeGastonAssoc.com.

 

For more information about our Lake Clean-up events, email LakeCleanup@LakeGastonAssoc.com or call the LGA office at (252) 578-6849 or toll free (888) 586-6577 or (252) 586-6577.

 

Current Projects

9th Annual Lake Clean-Up concludes...

 

To all who participated in the 9th Annual Lake Clean-Up on June 1st, a great big “THANK YOU”. We know there were those who could not help on the day of the event but helped in one way or another. Some of our residents took their debris to their county convenience center. We especially want to thank those who take the time to dispose of their litter properly instead of throwing it out along the road. If we could just get that message to more people, it would be so rewarding.

 

Keeping Lake Gaston looking neat and well groomed is a year round project, not just one day. We do appreciate each of you who take the time to pick up the litter along the road and shorelines. Our goal is to make our lake residents aware of this ongoing project. It is good to keep a bag for trash on your boat to help keep our shorelines looking good.

 

The Lake Clean-Up Committee has met to wrap up this year’s event. We will meet again in the fall to see how we can make our project more effective. There are still too many who choose to use the roads, lake, etc. as their trash container. Many do a litter pickup as a group and we appreciate that. Maybe your church or organization would take a section of road and keep it picked up.

 

The dumpsters at Morningside Marina, Washburn Marina and AFWake were donated by Waste Industries again this year. We are very thankful for their continued support. We also would like to thank Morningside Marina and Washburn’s Marina for allowing us to have the dumpsters put on their property and to AFWake for setting up on their frontage.

 

The Lake Gaston Striper Club cleaned up several islands on Lake Gaston and the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 93 was on hand for any emergencies. Others who supported Lake Clean-Up are the Lake Gaston Water Safety Council and the FABS.

 

Also, to all the road crews from Brunswick County who helped to clean up the roads in their county. And to those who cleaned up on the water. Last, but certainly not least, to the many volunteers and committee members who staffed the dumpsters and worked to make the event a success, a much appreciated thank you.

 

Volunteers are always welcome; just contact us or if you see an area that needs help, feel free.

 

If you have any questions or suggestions and want to indicate your willingness to participate, please do not hesitate to contact us at the email below or call us at (252) 586-6577 or 1-888-586-6577. We thank you for your support of the LGA and our efforts to preserve and protect Lake Gaston.

 

Thank you all!