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On behalf of the 2012 Riversweep Planning Group and Lake Wylie Covekeepers, I want to thank everyone who gave their time and energy for the 11th annual cleanup of Lake Wylie Oct. 6.
The perfectly beautiful day encouraged more people than ever to participate – over 1,100 by early tallies.
But by far, the greatest success achieved in Riversweep history was a reduction in trash collected this year: 16 tons was retrieved from the shoreline, coves, creeks and islands, a 20 percent decrease from 2011.
It takes more than a village to care for Lake Wylie – it takes the entire three-county region, working together, to ensure our lake remains trash and pollution free.
It would be impossible to coordinate this growing event without the support and leadership from our sponsors and partners.
Many thanks to the co-sponsors of Riversweep, Lake Wylie Marine Commission, Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and T-Bones on the Lake, along with our partners Food Lion, York County, Comporium, CN2, REI and Bartlett Tree Experts, DockMasters and Edwards Grading.
Support for environmental stewardship says a lot about the residents of a community.
This year’s Riversweep speaks volumes about how people across this region feel about Lake Wylie – their lake.
With thanks and gratitude,
ELLEN GOFF, Riversweep Planning Group and Lake Wylie Lakekeeper