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Litter sweep at the lake

Group organizes to pick up trash at Lake Lanier

LAKE LANIER—A group of Lake Lanier residents gathered last Saturday to clean up trash around the lake. 

There were 10 residents who came out to pick up trash for the Lakeshore Drive Trash Pick-up. Lake residents said it was the best turn out for some time and the job got done in a little more than an hour. 

The state of North Carolina is having its annual fall litter sweep from Sept. 11-25. The North Carolina Department of Transportation is asking residents to gather to clean up the roads during the Adopt-A-Highway Fall Litter Sweep. 

The state holds litter sweeps every April and September, with volunteers to remove litter from roadsides. The Town of Columbus participated in a large litter sweep in April with area neighborhood associations also participating. 

State officials ask that volunteers from local businesses, schools, nonprofits, churches, municipalities, law enforcement and community groups participate to help keep North Carolina’s roads clean. 

North Carolina has picked up more than 8.5 million lbs. of litter so far this year. 

Volunteers for the litter sweep can get supplies from their local NCDOT office, including trash bags, gloves and safety vests.