Volunteers Needed for Lake Acworth Cleanup

On Sunday, Surfrider – in conjunction with its Georgia chapter – is targeting Lake Acworth for a tidying – one of 12 coastal areas nationwide selected this year – with volunteers checking-in beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Gazebo in Cauble Park.HAMPTON3

The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project is an eight year-old national partnership between the Surfrider Foundation and Barefoot Wine. Every year a dozen beaches are targeted nationwide for a major, full day clean-up (three weeks ago in Huntington Beach, California, we had nearly 250 volunteers.  Since its inception, the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project has cleaned more than 135 beaches, engaged more than 12,000 community volunteers, and removed more than 14 tons of trash.

logoLast weekend we had more than 60 community volunteers who collected 223 pounds of garbage, and 25.5 pounds of recycling, from Hampton’s North Beach. (That’s in addition to 15 tons of debris picked-up from American beaches since the project started.)  We’re hoping for a great turnout in Acworth and to, potentially, eclipse Hampton’s results for pounds of garbage collecte