Review the map and select the site location where you would like to work, then click on the appropriate link below. To qualify for group registration, your group must have 10 or more members.

Choose One:

Individual Registration


Saturday, October 5, 2013                   Registration: 8:00 a.m. .

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For questions or additional information, please send an e-mail to the Registrar at:

Site Locations

1.  Tailrace Marina
Directions: turn off Hwy. 273 to Tuckaseege Road and follow signs

Site Captain: Ken Cotte
Phone: (704) 827-0000 (W) 

2.  Dale's Landing
Directions: Hwy. 74, Belmont side of Wilkinson Blvd. bridge, gravel road to left of service lot

Site Captain: Bill Campbell 
Phone: (704) 488-1766 (C)

3.  Charlotte Yacht Club
Directions: Dixie River Road to Bracebridge Court to the end

Site Captain: Dave SanMiguel

 Phone: (704) 356-3521 (C)

4.  Gaston Wildlife Club
Directions: at the end of South Point Road, south of Hwy. 273

Site Captain: Kevin Walls
Phone: (704) 825-5661 (W)

5.  Harbortowne Marina
Directions: at the end of Commodore Ct. off Hwy. 273 or Armstrong Road

Site Captains: Ted Hendrix
Phone: Ted (704) 913-1746 (C)

6.  Seven Oaks Bridge
Directions: on the North Carolina side of Seven Oaks bridge on Route 273 or Pole Branch Road

Site Captains: Mark & Lisa Perkins
E-Mail: or
Phone: (704) 408-0243 (C - Mark)

7.  Copperhead Island
Directions: Hwy. 49, north on Shopton Rd. W., left on Pine Harbor Rd., left on Soldier Rd.

Site Captain: Sara Strickland
E-Mail: or
Phone: (704) 906-5876 (C) or (803) 746-5055 (H)

8.  Buster Boyd Access Area
Directions: 3990 Charlotte Hwy. 49

Site Captain: C.D. Collins
Phone: (704) 616-6009 (H) or (704) 825-3588 (C)

9.  River Hills Marina
Directions: enter River Hills from Hwy. 49, stay on Heritage until you see the sign for the marina

Site Captain: Andy Nissen
Phone: (615) 456-5391 (C)

10.  Catawba Yacht Club 
Directions: Hwy. 49 to Grand Palisades Pkwy., enter roundabout and take first exit onto Youngsblood Road, follow to end, club on left

Site Captain: June Lambla / Tom Phillips
Phone: (704) 618-2349 (C) or (704) 370-7512 (H)

11.  Tega Cay Marina
Directions: Hwy. 160, Gold Hill Rd. to Tega Cay, Tega Cay Dr. to Marina Road

Site Captain: Liz Duda
Phone: (803) 547-8539

12.  Allison Creek Access
Directions: Hwy. 274, Allison Creek Road, left on Viesta Road

Site Captain: Jack Lockwood
Phone: (803) 517-2444

13.  Ebenezer Park 
Directions: at 4490 Boatshore Road off of Mt. Gallant between Hwy. 274 & Rock Hill

Site Captain: Pat Morrison
Phone: (803) 517-2494 (C)

14.  Nivens Creek
Directions: I-77 to exit 83, NW on Sutton Road, turn left on Gray Rock Road, turn right on Dam Road)

Site Captain: Jennifer Culver
Phone: (803) 818-5746 or (803) 242-6575 (C)


Join us on October 5, 2013, for the

12th Annual Lake Wylie Riversweep!

Riversweep Site Locations            Lake Wylie Map property of Pilot Media, LLC. Copyright 2011. Used by permission.

The Catawba Riverkeeper, the Lake Wylie Covekeepers, and the Lake Wylie Marine Commission organize Riversweep, the annual lake clean up event that takes place on the first Saturday of October.

This is a fun volunteer opportunity to clean up Lake Wylie and area creeks and streams. Come alone or bring your family, friends, co-workers or neighbors. Kids are welcome, and they are some of our hardest workers! You will join residents from all around the lake who care about maintaining a clean and healthy environment.

Regardless of whether you’re a new participant or an experienced Riversweep volunteer, it's easy to come and lend a hand for a few hours, meet like-minded people, and have a great time. People who have limited physical ability can fulfill many of the tasks performed at each volunteer site.

Do you own a boat? If you do, please consider bringing it and pre-registering as a boat captain. Each year, as our volunteer numbers grow, we need more and more boats to transport workers to clean the shoreline and collect trash. Protective tarps will be provided.

Read through the following checklist to help you prepare for Riversweep. Then click on the Register button above to pre-register online. It’s easy and takes just minutes to complete.

  • Select a volunteer site that is convenient for you from one of the 14 locations listed on the left side of this page.
  • Wear comfortable, old clothing, closed-toe shoes that can get wet and muddy, a hat or sun visor and sunscreen.
  • Bring a snack or bag lunch with you, as no food is provided this year.
  • Riversweep Site Captains will distribute bottled water, work gloves, and trash bags to their volunteers.
  • Be sure to read the Assumption of Risk & Release form.  On the registration form, you will be asked to check a box stating that you agree to the terms stated in the form.
  • Note for volunteers less than 18 years of age: You may pre-register, but you are also required to print out a copy of the Assumption of Risk & Release form, obtain a parent or guardian signature on the form, and bring it with them to the event.
  • Note for volunteers less than 13 years of age: Under state law, you must wear a Coast Guard-approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) when on board watercraft. If you have a PFD or life jacket of your own, please bring it to Riversweep and wear it when you're out on the water.
  • Boat Captains must be 21 or over. Boat Captains under 25 years of age must have passed a state approved boater safety course.

The first 1,000 volunteers who pre-register will receive a free Riversweep t-shirt!

If you have not pre-registered, but want to participate, just show up on Saturday, October 5th at 8:00 A.M. at any of the 14 site locations listed. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a t-shirt for participants who are not pre-registered prior to the event..

If you are pre-registering a group of more than 100 members, please e-mail the Registrar at 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.

Thank you for giving one morning out of the year to care for your lake and your community.

Review the map and select the site location where you would like to work, then click on the appropriate link below. To qualify for group registration, your group must have 10 or more members.

Choose One:

Individual Registration

The Lake Wylie Riversweep is sponsored by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, the Lake Wylie Covekeepers, and the Lake Wylie Marine Commission.

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