Mountain Island Lake Big Sweep 2010
Two locations to participate in Big Sweep Event at Mountain Island Lake on October 2nd, 2010
On Saturday, Oct. 2nd you can give back to our lake by helping with this year's NC Big Sweep event. Participants can meet at one of two sites on Mountain Island Lake to help clean up the shoreline and make our lake a cleaner and safer place. On the Gaston County side Duke Energy is sponsoring an effort starting at the Riverbend Boat Access from 9 AM-1 PM. On the Mecklenburg side Mecklenburg County Stormwater Services is asking volunteers to meet at the Latta Plantation Gar Creek Canoe Access. The County clean-up will also be from 9 AM -1.
2009 volunteers at Riverbend
Duke Sponsored Event at Riverbend Boat Ramp - Highway 16
Roger Caldwell of Duke says "if you would like to participate please come and join us or if you know of someone else that might have an interest in this event please forward this information to them. This event is not limited to Duke Employees and in the past we have had numerous Scout troops, church groups, wildlife groups, local neighborhood groups, police departments, etc. to participate. If anyone wants to bring their boat to help ferry people it would be most welcomed."
"A release form must be signed before we begin on Saturday October 2nd. I’ll have copies available on Saturday at the meeting place."
"If you are planning to attend or have questions, please contact me with an E-mail or by phone:
Roger Caldwell - Coordinator Riverbend Steam Station
Work: 704-263-3213 or Cell: 704-400-3857 firstname.lastname@example.org"
Mecklenburg County Sponsored Event at Gar Creek Canoe Access
Tips for a Safe Big Sweep
- Take a hat or visor and sunscreen to protect you from the sun.
- Wear old, comfortable clothes. You will get dirty.
- Make sure your shoes are sturdy and have closed toes. Your shoes may get wet. Do not go barefoot.
- Stay with a partner or group, and be sure that children are supervised by an adult.
- Wear a life jacket if you'll be in a boat (provided). Do not wade into the water to gather debris if the current is fast. Never enter the water unless you know its depth and are wearing a life jacket. Be safe and careful.
- Watch for snakes and spiders. Be careful of poison oak and poison ivy.
- Watch out for steep, slippery, and unstable banks. If you are unsure of conditions, find a safer place or ask for assistance.
- Do not touch medical waste, chemical containers, barrels, pesticides, or other dangerous items. Note their location and tell your site coordinator.
- Do not touch any animals, dead or alive. Trapped or injured animals may bite, and they can carry disease. Alert your site coordinator.
- Have a safe, fun time!
Read about the 2009 Big Sweep event on Mountain Island Lake here.