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Annual Lake Burton Cleanup

Cleanup Week | May 7-14

During Cleanup Week May 7-14, we encourage every family on pristine Lake Burton to spend the weekend and/or week before our Annual Cleanup Day retrieving floating debris along their shoreline and docks.

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Cleanup Day | May 14, 9-11:30 a.m.

Cleanup Day will be on Friday, May 14, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Murray Cove boat ramp. We will retrieve items that remain in the main body of the lake. Please register to join us by clicking on the link below!

Why do We Need a Cleanup Day?

If you have been boating on the lake this spring, you know have had to be very careful to avoid damaging flotsam like this log we retrieved earlier this week.

Consider the danger of hitting this flotsam if your boat hit it in the water!  Image what would happen if you hit this on a Jet Ski or Ski Boat at any speed greater than idle.

With the massive rains this spring, the lake has lots of fallen branches and trees. Plus, the lake was dropped for the first time in several years which added more floating construction material from dock construction and repair. There is much work to be done and we need your help to accomplish it!

Jef Fincher with log from lake

How Can I Help?

Please join us in your boat on Friday, May 14 from 9-11:30 a.m. as we seek to mark debris like the one pictured above that is too large to retrieve in the main body of the lake. We will use plastic ½ gallon milk jugs that we will tie to any flotsam too large to safely retrieve in our boats. The floating milk jug will help GA Power locate and retrieve them and provide boaters a visual warning of the debris.

Volunteers  will be provided with plastic bags to retrieve smaller branches and flotsam.

We will divide into zones using the map on this page.

Please bring the following if possible:

  • 1/2 gallon plastic milk jug type bottles and rope (you will tie these to any floating large debris in the water to mark for pickup by Georgia Power)
  • A pole or telescoping metal pole to help retrieve the debris


Cleanup Crew

Log found in lake

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