Riversweep well done

October 21, 2013 

Riversweep well done

For the 12th year, residents and businesses, students, Scout troops and groups of many affiliations came out to demonstrate how they feel about Lake Wylie and their communities. They care, passionately.

As sure as leaves turning in the fall, volunteers showed up [Oct. 5] to clean up the lake’s shoreline, creeks and coves, and restore the natural beauty and function for recreation and wildlife.

The annual Riversweep cleanup is a grassroots tradition that has been carried on year after year because families, friends and neighbors are willing to give one morning out of the year to care for their lake. They have fun, get a little dirty and leave knowing they have made a difference in the health and beauty of the lake.

On behalf of the Lake Wylie Covekeepers, Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Lake Wylie Marine Commission and the Riversweep Planning Group, thank you to the 859 volunteers who worked with boat owners, area businesses, marinas and county solid waste departments to remove 21 tons of trash, debris and junk from Lake Wylie.

Congratulations on another successful cleanup. Well done.

SMITTY HANKS

2013 Riversweep Planning Group Chair

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