Smith Mountain Lake residents and visitors can still take part in Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake, a summer-long initiative to help keep the lake and shoreline clean.
“We’d love for groups, families and neighborhoods to make one last push through the Labor Day weekend,” said Vicki Gardner, executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce. “We still have free gloves, trash bags and t-shirts available for anyone who signs up before Sept. 1.”
Gardner stressed that participants may pick any day prior to Labor Day to clean up the lake, shoreline or both.
“It can be as informal as having your family dedicate an hour to picking up any trash or debris they see along the shore,” Gardner said. “It’s really about all of us who enjoy Smith Mountain Lake working together to help keep it clean and healthy.”
Take Pride in SML organizers compile statistics each year on how much debris is collected, which is why participants are asked to register in advance.
You may also call or stop by the Tri-County Lakes Administrative Commission office, which is located on the upper level of The Plaza, 400 Scruggs Road, Suite 200, Moneta.
Thank you for helping keep Smith Mountain Lake clean and healthy!