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designed to clean habitually littered shoreline access points

Our Adopt-A-Shoreline Program is ideal for civic and religious groups, high school clubs and classes, boating clubs and business establishments. This sign will be posted on each adopted section of shoreline to acknowledge the responsible organization.

How It Works

The sites are easily accessed by foot paths from the road. See map below for adopted sites and those still available. We are open to suggestions for other sites, too.  We provide access to our Land Hunter Storage unit off Beaver Creek Rd. to obtain trash bags, trash grabbers, gloves and first-aid kit.  A minimum of three participants is needed for each cleanup.  The typical time required to remove litter from a section is about two hours.

Requirements for Participation

  • Leader must be at least 18 years old

  • Three year commitment

  • Four to ten members (exceptions on case by case basis for larger groups)

  • Three cleanups per year, preferably in early spring, mid-summer and early fall.  School groups can choose a schedule to fit the academic year.

  • Completion of Agreement Form

  • Proper clothing - closed toe shoes and gloves required; long pants, long sleeve shirt and hat strongly recommended

  • Trash bags brought a nearby Chatham County Collection Center or if not convenient, can be left at location designated by CJL for later pick up

  • Report to Clean Jordan Lake with number of trash bags collected, number of volunteers and any interesting items of trash

24 Shoreline groups are currently adopting

Weaver Creek HOA – Pea Ridge Rd. access to Weaver Creek
Jordan Lake Rowing Club – Easterly WRC Farrington Pt. Boat Ramp area
Raleigh Sail and Power Squadron – Access to Beaver Creek off Beaver Creek Rd.
Enloe HS Marine Conservation Club – WRC Bells Church Access
Trash Dragons- WRC Bells Church Access
NC Geocachers.org – West side of Wilderness Island on Haw R. Arm
US Coast Guard Auxiliary – New Hope Overlook Recreation Area  Boat Ramps
Canines for CJL – WRC Fishing Access off Big Woods Rd.
Great Outdoor Provision Company – Access on west side of cove off Lystra Rd.
ENNEAD UNC School of Dentistry – Access on east side of cove off Lystra Rd.
Law++ –  WRC Gameland Access, north side of Northeast Creek bridge, Rt. 751
Shepherd’s Vineyard – west side of Farrington Pt. Rd. , south of Martha’s Chapel Rd.
The Sudduth Family – west WRC Farrington Pt. Boat Ramp area
The Bair Family – Robeson Creek from boat ramps to Haw River Arm
Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, UNC- Marthas Chapel Rd. Access near Farrington Rd.
Capital Group Sierra Club – south side of Northeast Creek
The Harrison Family – B. Everett Jordan Dam Tailrace
Dragonfly Pond Works – north of Farrington Pt. bridge
RES.US – New Hope Overlook Red Trail
RES.US- Ebenezer Church Boat Ramps
The Bailey Family- Access path off Tody Goodwin Rd
The Wicker Family- Kirks Creek dock of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The Goldman Family- WRC Weaver Creek Access
Naval Sea Cadets-Raleigh Battalion- Tody Goodwin Rd.


The sections of shoreline and feeder stream adopted are shown as yellow thumbtacks below. And those still available are shown as other icons on this map (click on box outline at top left to view names of adopting group at each site). Groups wishing to adopt may also suggest other site locations in their request. You can click below to begin the adoption process.