A special thanks to our sponsors
SYNGENTA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
The Syngenta Community Grant Program strives to provide meaningful funding to nonprofits that help protect the environment. A grant of $1,000 in 2018 supported environmental awareness pontoon boat tours of Jordan Lake for elected officials and staff of communities in the 8 counties comprising the watershed. Another $2,500 in 2019 will support “super” trash cleanups in the wake of sustained periods of flooding in 2018.
CARY MACGREGOR AND APEX SUNRISE ROTARY CLUBS
The Cary MacGregor and Apex Sunrise Rotary Clubs donated $1,000 in 2017 to spend on much needed gloves, trash grabbers and waders for cleanups as well as special items such as 2-way radios for land-water communications and feather banners to increase public awareness of our events.
An REI Local Store stewardship grant of $8,000 was used to improve the efficiency and planning of CJL’s shoreline trash removal efforts. Summer college interns were hired in 2016 and 2017 to quantify the trash and tires removed and the volunteer efficiency in 8 years of cleanups along 43 subsections of 20 miles of shoreline culminating in development of a GIS Trash Map .
CHATHAM PARK INVESTORS, LLC
Chatham Park Investors, LLC and Preston Development Corporation have donated over $6,000 from 2013 to 2018 to cover our operating expenses such as liability insurance; rental of a self-storage unit for our supplies; signage for Adopt-A-Shoreline and Adopt-A-Feeder Stream Programs; and dues at meetup.com/helpcleanjordanlake.
WALMART SILER CITY STORE
Contributed $500 in December 2014 for development of a TV public service announcement from a video produced in 2014 with a grant from the Walmart Foundation (see below).
WALMART FOUNDATION GRANT
The Walmart Foundation awarded $3,000 in May 2013 produced Stewards of Change a video explaining that stronger litter prevention and recycling programs throughout the 1,700 square-mile watershed are essential to the sustainability of the lake. The video is posted on our website and used in presentations to public interest groups, civic clubs and local government officials in the eight counties upstream of the lake.
BIOGEN IDEC FOUNDATION GRANT
The Biogen Idec Foundation awarded $4,150 in January 2012 launched our Adopt-A-Shoreline Program. The funds were used to attract participation from various community organizations and to post attractive signs at adopted shoreline sections to recognize their effort. The Program has grown to 22 groups participating. Not only is unsightly litter being removed by this program, but the Adopt-A-Shoreline signs make shoreline users more aware of the problem.
BOATU.S. FOUNDATION GRANT
The BoatU.S. Foundation awarded $3,400 in July 2011 to: increase our visibility to the boating community to increase the number of volunteers in trash cleanup events and build upon cooperation. Trash Tips for Boaters signs at all boat ramps within the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, at Poe’s Ridge Boat Ramp managed by the Corps of Engineers and at ramps operated by the Crosswinds Boating Center. These signs alert the boating community to enlist their help.
BUSINESS AND CLUB SPONSORS
Amante Pizza (Cary, N.C.)
Chatham Park Investors LLC. (Cary, N.C.)
Crosswinds Boating Center (Apex, N.C.)
Google Matching Gift Program (Mountain View, Calif.)
Jordan Hydroelectric Limited Partnership (Moncure, N.C.)
Preston Development (Cary, N.C.)
REI at Southpoint (Durham, N.C.)
Townsend and Bertram Company (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Clean Jordan Lake has raised about $26,000 in cash donations from individuals, businesses and clubs.
LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES
Haw River Assembly (Bynum, N.C.)