Lake Russell officials seek volunteers for annual clean-up day

Published Aug. 23, 2018


The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Richard B. Russell Lake seeks volunteers for the annual National Public Lands Day clean-up event to be held Sept. 22. The Corps of Engineers holds the event in conjunction with Georgia’s Rivers Alive program. Volunteers are being sought to gather litter and debris along the shoreline and islands in and around Russell Lake anytime between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30, 2018.


National Public Lands Day, coordinated by the National Environmental Education and Foundation, began with the idea that millions of Americans who use federal, state, and local public lands each year could spend a day volunteering their time to the land and their country. Volunteers from scout groups, civic organizations, church groups, schools, businesses, along with entire families can participate.


Individuals and groups interested in volunteering can obtain a sign-up form online here.


Simply fill out the form and return by mail or in person to the Richard B. Russell Lake Office. The sign-up form will also be available at the Corps of Engineers’ Project Managers Office. Once registered, volunteers will receive more detailed information including safety tips, potential litter collection sites, and drop-off locations.


Trash bags and gloves will be provided upon request or volunteers may bring their own. All participants will receive a Corps of Engineers logo hand towel, cup, and a coupon for a fee-free day in any federal park, while supplies last.



“Everyone can enjoy our forests, lakes, and recreation areas, so it only seems fair to help keep them clean and pristine for all to enjoy,” Corps Park Ranger Annette Dotson said. “Each year we ask the residents that live around beautiful Russell Lake to set aside just one day to celebrate and give back to the lands that give us so much.”


For more information, call Park Ranger Annette Dotson at 706-213-3406, toll free at 800-944-7207, ext 3406, or electronic mail at Make plans now to participate!




Billy Birdwell, Senior Publlic Affairs Specialist
912-677-6039 (cell)

Release no. 18-035