But this year, lake levels are up, use is up and more volunteers than ever are needed to clean up the lake, officials say.
“With such an outstanding year on the lake and visitation up, we have a big job ahead of us,” said Dick Timmerberg, West Point Lake Coalition director.
The coalition is hoping for 250 to 300 volunteers to help with the event, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 3 at Highland Marina. The rain date is Oct. 17.
Volunteers will be served lunch at 1 p.m. at the marina.
All groups, service organizations, and individuals may participate. All volunteers will be grouped in to eight- to 10-member teams and assigned a predetermined site on the lake to clean. Trash bags will be provided. Teams will be shuttled via pontoon boats to their specific site. All volunteers were encouraged to take gloves and wear old clothes.
“With your help and support, we hope to make this the biggest and most successful lake cleanup to date and ensure that West Point Lake is a clean, safe lake for everyone to enjoy throughout the year,” Timmerberg said.
For additional information or to volunteer a service club or organization, call Timmerberg at (706) 884-5916, email dtimmerberg@ bellsouth.net or visit the Web site, www. westpointlakecoalition.org.