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2018 Annual Spring Trash Cleanup A Great Success

About 80 volunteers showed up at the Visitor Assistance Center of the Army Corps of Engineers on Jordan Dam Rd. for our Annual Spring Trash Cleanup on Saturday, March 24th despite threatening weather. We served Rise biscuits courtesy of Van Murray, our new President (see photo of him) and Larry's Beans donated lots of hot coffee to start the day.

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Volunteerism Way Up in Fall 2017

Since September, 375 volunteers have participated in 30 cleanups and have removed 680 bags of trash and 139 tires.  This is a large increase over the same period in 2016 when 253 volunteers removed 415 bags and 60 tires in 24 cleanups.

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Kids learn about trash at Annual Fishing Fiesta

The second annual Fishing Fiesta sponsored by NC Wildlife Resources Commission and NC State Parks was a grand success on Sat. Kids visited stations set up at Jordan Lake's White Oak Recreation Area where various organizations talked about water safety, species of fish and birds, careers in nature, knot tying, casting, cooking fish, protecting our water and land, and much more.

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Volunteers in Annual Spring Trash Cleanup restore 2 mi. of shoreline

The arrival of a beautiful morning on March 25th was a great relief to us!  We had to cancel our Fall Trash Cleanup because of Hurricane Matthew.  And the arrival of 150 energetic volunteers was just as beautiful! We thank especially our wonderful boaters who buzzed around the lake ferrying volunteers and hauling trash, recyclables and tires to the Corps of Engineers headquarters for drop off .

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2016 Ends Optimistically

As the year ends, here are few recent highlights. We received $1,000 from Cary MacGregor and Apex Sunrise Rotary Clubs to spend on much needed supplies such as lots of new gloves, trash grabbers and attractive signs and banners.

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Local Rotary Clubs At Work

The Cary MacGregor and Apex Sunrise Rotary Clubs sponsored a fine morning of community service at the lake on Sat., Oct. 22. Several members of our meetup.com/helpcleanjordanlake and Ranger Jon Bannerman of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Jordan Dam joined them. True to Rotary Club motto of "Service Above Self", 30 bags of trash and 3 tires were removed in 2 hours of work.

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GlaxoSmithKline Returns for 7th Community Service

On Oct. 21, 13 volunteers from GlaxoSmithKline spent their Orange Day of Community Service, a corporate wide program, with us for the 7th year! They cleared the 35 bags of trash and 2 tires from the same area they cleaned last fall. Much of the new trash was brought by the flushing action of Hurricane Matthew in the watershed. As proof of how far trash is carried, a drinking cup imprinted with "Greensboro Grasshoppers" , the minor league baseball team, was picked up.

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Chatham County Leaders Aboard Pontoon Boat

Encouraged by success of our first Public Awareness Pontoon Boat Tour last Fall with Durham County leaders aboard, we invited Chatham County participants for our second tour. Those aboard on the morning of Oct. 4 were Diana Hale and Karen Howard from Chatham County's Board of Commissioners; John Bonitz, Town of Pittsboro Commissioner; Rene Pascal and Dan LaMontagne, Chatham County Manager and Assistant Manager, respectively; Maria Parker-Lewis, member of Pittsboro Business Assoc. and Main St. Pittsboro; Greg Lewis, member of Pittsboro Business Association and Chatham Economic Development Corp.; Ilana Dubester, Hispanic Liaison, Siler City; Margart Sands, Outreach Coordinator, Triangle Land Conservancy; and Nick Cross, REI Outdoor Programs Manager, Central North Carolina.

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