Saturday, October 6, 2012
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Clean Up: 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
After Party: 1:00 p.m. at location below
Ebenzer Park After-Party for:
Nivins Creek Volunteers
Allison Creek Access Volunteers
Tega Cay Marina Volunteers
Ebenezer Park Volunteers
Tailrace Marina After-Party for:
Dale's Landing Volunteers
Tailrace Marina Volunteers
Buster Boyd Bridge After-Party for:
Copperhead Island Volunteers
River Hills Marina Volunteers
Buster Boyd Bridge Volunteers
Reflection Pointe After-Party for:
Gaston Wildlife Volunteers
Seven Oaks Bridge Volunteers
Charlotte Yacht Club Volunteers
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Print, complete, and sign the Work Glove Release and the Assumption of Risk & Release forms for yourself and each member of your group, then bring these forms with you to your selected site location on October 6th! Volunteers 18 and under are required to obtain a parent or guardian signature on these forms.
1. Tailrace Marina
Site Captain: Ken Cotte
Phone: (704) 827-0000 (W) (turn off Hwy. 273 to Tuckaseege Rd. and follow signs)
2. Dale's Landing
Site Captain: Bill Campbell
Phone: (704) 488-1766 (C) (Hwy. 74, Belmont side of Wilkinson Blvd. bridge, gravel road to left of service lot)
3. Charlotte Yacht Club
Site Captain: Jim Pinkston
E-Mail: (704) 578-7067 (C) (Dixie River Road to Bracebridge Court to the end)
4. Gaston Wildlife Club
Site Captain: Kevin Walls
Phone: (704) 825-5661 (W)
(at end of South Point Road, south of Hwy. 273)
5. Harbourtown Marina
Site Captain: Ted Hendrix
Phone: (704) 913-1746 (C) or (704) 214-4551
(at the end of Commodore Ct. off Hwy. 273 or Armstrong Rd.)
6. Seven Oaks Bridge
Site Captains: Mark & Lisa Perkins
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Phone: (704) 408-0243 (C - Mark)
(on the North Carolina side of Seven Oaks bridge on Route 273 or Pole Branch Rd.)
7. Copperhead Island
Site Captain: Sara Strickland
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Phone: (704) 906-5876 (C) or (803) 746-5055 (H)
(Hwy. 49, north on Shopton Rd. W., left on Pine Harbor Rd., left on Soldier Rd.)
8. Buster Boyd Access Area
Site Captain: C.D. Collins
Phone: (704) 616-6009 (H) or (704) 825-3588 (C) (3990 Charlotte Hwy. 49)
9. River Hills Marina
Site Captain: Andy Nissen
Phone: (615) 456-5391
(enter River Hills from Hwy. 49, stay on Heritage until you see the sign)
10. Tega Cay Marina
Site Captain: Steve Johnson
Phone: (803) 389-3871 (C)
(Hwy. 160, Gold Hill Rd. to Tega Cay, Tega Cay Dr. to Marina Rd.)
11. Allison Creek Access
Site Captain: Jack Lockwood
Phone: (803) 517-2444 (C)
(Hwy. 274, Allison Creek Road, Viesta)
12. Ebenezer Park
Site Captain: Pat Morrison
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (803) 517-2494 (C)
(at the end of Bayshore off of Mt. Gallant between Hwy. 274 & Rock Hill)
13. Nivens Creek
Site Captain: Jennifer Culver
E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: (803) 818-5746 or (803) 242-6575 (C)
(I-77 to exit 83, NW on Sutton Road, turn left on Gray Rock Road, turn right on Dam Road)
The Catawba Riverkeeper, the Lake Wylie Covekeepers, and the Lake Wylie Marine Commission organize and conduct a clean up event every year on the first Saturday of October. This is an opportunity for individuals, groups, and families to clean up the river and have a lot of fun. Volunteers can expect to meet residents from all around Lake Wylie who share the same concerns about maintaining a healthy lake environment. They can count on getting a little dirty, but after clearing away litter all morning they will enjoy knowing that they have made a difference in caring for the lake and the environment.
The most important thing for new volunteers to know is that it's easy to come and lend a hand, meet like-minded people, and have a great time. Even if people have limited physical ability, there are many tasks around each volunteer site that need staffing. With 13 volunteer site locations around the lake, it is easy to choose the one that is most convenient for you.
- Come alone or bring your family, friends, or neighbors. Kids are welcome, and they are our hardest workers!
- Wear comfortable, old clothing, closed-toe shoes that can get wet and muddy, and a hat or visor!
- Bring and apply your favorite sunscreen!
- Print, complete, and sign the Work Glove Release and the Assumption of Risk & Release forms for yourself and each member of your group, then bring these forms with you to your site location on October 6th! Volunteers 18 and under are required to obtain a parent or guardian signature on these forms. You will find links to these forms below.
- We will provide bottled water, work gloves, and trash bags!
It's easy to pre-register -- just click on the link below, complete the registration form and submit! If you have questions about the registration process, please e-mail the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-registration entitles the first 1,000 participants to a free t-shirt! No boat is needed to participate, but if you have a boat, please consider bringing it and registering as a boat captain. Each site will be open at 8:00 a.m. and pre-registered individuals, boat captains, and groups are encouraged to report to their selected site so that clean up can begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.
If you did not pre-register, but would still like to participate, just show up at 8:00 a.m. on October 6, 2012, at any of the 13 sites listed. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a t-shirt for participants who are not pre-registered.
If you are registering a group that numbers more than 100 members, please e-mail the Registrar at email@example.com for separate registration instructions. All registered group leaders and boat captains will be contacted in advance of the event by a Riversweep organizer to provide additional information and instructions.