Sweep the Hooch
Date & Time
April 12th, 2014 9:00 AM
Paddlers, walkers and waders can volunteer for spring cleaning at Don Carter State Park in the April 12 Sweep the Hooch organized by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.
Riverkeeper and park staff are seeking volunteers to clean up along the shoreline and water at the Lake Lanier park. Paddlers in canoes, kayaks or SUPs will collect debris from sections that cannot be accessed from land.
Volunteers must bring their own water craft or rent one from an area outfitter. If paddling solo, a paddler must be at least 15 years old. If paddling tandem, the youth must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old.
Land-based walkers will pick up trash along the shoreline. Waders will collect debris from shallow water areas and banks. Volunteers must provide their own waders.
Volunteers can register on line at https://www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=20141701E. The event is scheduled 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The 4th annual Sweep the Hooch traverses about 60 miles and includes 27 sites on the Chattahoochee River. The state park in Hall County is located on a northern portion of the Chattahoochee that forms Lake Lanier.
Paddling volunteers are also needed to pick up trash on the river section from Buford Dam Lower Pool to Settles Bridge. Walkers and waders are sought to clean up near Settles Bridge and Bowmans Island (east). For a complete list of Sweep sites, see: www.chattahoochee.org/sweep-the-hooch.php.