Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake will take place in 2021!

Organizers of Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake have announced that a modified version of SML’s annual cleanup initiative will take place throughout the month of May.

This year, the TPISML committee will rely on communities and homeowners/property owners associations to clean up their coves, along the shoreline, on the water or both. 

Neighborhood groups, businesses, civic organizations, families and individuals are encouraged to join the effort by joining these organizations or planning clean-up events of their own anytime in May.


This plan allows people to pick any day or days in May that work for them, which makes it super convenient and allows the SML community to come together for this critical initiative. Everyone wants the lake looking its best prior to boating season, so we encourage everyone who uses and enjoys the lake to take a few hours and volunteer.

The TPISML committee will continue to support the effort by providing free heavy-duty trash bags and gloves, as well as offering up to $400 in reimbursement for groups that utilize dumpsters for their events.

TPISML relies on dedicated and generous sponsors and supporters. Thank you!

Pre-registration is required by May 1 for volunteers to receive free gloves, orange trash bags and a commemorative gift.