Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up

TRASH_2The Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up (GLAC) is gearing up for the 28th annual trash pick-up event which is set for Saturday, September 28, from 9AM – 12PM and followed by a volunteer appreciation picnic at Riverside Park Day Use Area from 12PM – 2PM. See our website for details:

The planning, promoting and execution of this event is a tremendous collaborative effort drawing volunteers and supporters from corporate, educational and private sectors of the region as well as lake enthusiasts of all ages from  around the state.

Supporters and volunteers include folks from the Cobb-Marietta Waste Authority, Cherokee Country Marietta Waste Authority, Coca-Cola, Anheuser Busch, AMEC, Georgia Power and the Acworth Recreation Department.  Several of the area marinas and water sports businesses get involved every year by donating either time or money.  Non-profit organizations with an environmental and educational focus including the Boy and Girl Scouts, Wildlife Action of Georgia, Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority, and Lake Allatoona Association, all participate in the GLAC annually.  Local colleges and universities such as Kennesaw State, Chattahoochee Community College and Life University have, and continue to support this important clean up event with student, faculty and staff participation.  The US Army Corp of Engineers has been involved in the Clean Up since 1985.  Local residents who appreciate the beauty and value of the lake participate in a variety of ways; from helping to organize the event as Committee members, to donating boats, gas and funds.

The 2013 poster was designed by the creative staff of Life University’s Communications and Marketing offices. Life University is a founding member of the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment Circle. The university recognizes that climate issues extend far beyond the confines of their campus and includes the entire community.  Craig Dekshenieks, Director of Communication for Life explains that, “one of the basic tenets of Life’s philosophy is that nature doesn’t need any help to thrive, it just needs no interference.  The Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up effort is in alignment with this philosophy, and as such Life University is proud to support it.”

For more information on how to participate, support and donate to the Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up visit our website at