What You'll Do:Thanks to the Syngenta Community Grant Program, we're expanding our reach to create a MEGA cleanup group for the MEGA mess left behind by 5 large rain events since last fall. Each of these events brought many tons of trash to our beautiful shoreline.
Appropriate for group service projects
Must be 11 years or older, or 11 years or older with parental supervision
Details:Our Annual Spring cleanup in 2019 resulted in 400 bags of trash and 60 tires being removed in a 1 mile stretch. Many more of stretches remain filled with trash, and we have found a good one for our MEGA cleanup!
The area selected for the Fall cleanup is shown on this map:
We're ready again to tackle another huge load of trash. Our last cleanup of this target area was three years ago.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will assist us.
WHERE TO MEET: End of gravel road that leads from the Corps' East Gate Access off Pea Ridge Rd. The address of nearest house on Pea Ridge to East Gate is 3005. Look for large Clean Jordan Lake banners.
WALKERS: You will be divided into six groups at registration.
BOATERS: Boaters are needed to ferry some volunteers to the far end of the cleanup route and help to haul trash back to the dumpster at the Corps Bulkhead. Boaters only wishing to ferry volunteers are welcome. Launch from Poes Ridge Boat Ramps off Jordan Dam Rd., 1.5 miles from cleanup.
We're loaning 2-way radios to boaters for communication.
KAYAKERS: Come to Registration Table at 8:45am to receive assignments from CJL leaders.
LIABILITY WAIVER FORMS
All participants must sign a liability waiver form and bring to the registration table.
Below is link to Liability Waiver Forms Liability forms for Adults and Minors (for age of 11 to 18) : https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wu2dvwrknt870wv/AABakOsoeaW7b8HurPE-J-Aaa?dl=0
IMPORTANT: Participation by minors requires signature of guardian or parent and minors under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Due to potential hazards, we are not able to allow children under the age of 11 to participate. Children over the age of 11 and under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
WHAT WE PROVIDE
• Port-A-Toilets at Registration Area
• Shoreline Track Captains to lead volunteers
• Bags, gloves, trash grabbers, first-aid kits, large on-site water containers • Pontoon boat and operator courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
• Coffee & biscuits to start the morning
TRASH TREASURE HUNT
We continue our tradition of offering a Trash Treasure Hunt. Items marked by "CJL TTH" are shown to track captain who will issue a CJL business card redeemable for merchandise prize at registration table.
Photos taken by volunteers posted with hash tag #cleanjordanlake will be entered into random draw for merchandise prize. *Only photos submitted from public accounts are eligible.
WHAT TO WEAR
All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes and work gloves (we provide or bring your own)
We strongly recommend long pants, long-sleeve shirt and hat
WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS HAVE ACCOMPLISHED
Since 2009, 450 cleanup events have attracted 7,100 volunteers to our cause. By far, the largest turnouts are for our Fall and Spring cleanups that are open to the general public.
Beauty and wildlife habitats have been restored along 20 miles of the worst impacted shoreline. About 16,000 bags of trash (roughly 160 tons!) have been removed. Many other objects are too large to fit into trash bags such as basketballs, propane gas tanks, hot water heaters, car parts, pesticide sprayers, gasoline cans, and pails of industrial adhesives. In addition, volunteers have rolled 4,700 tires, many still on rims, to boats and off again at boat ramps to stack for pick up by Bridgestone Americas Tires 4Ward Program.