May is Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake month – Sign up now!

Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake, SML’s annual cleanup initiative, will take place throughout the month of May with organized events scheduled for May 5, May 12 and May 19, 2018 at various locations around the lake.

Neighborhood groups, businesses, families, civic organizations and others may participate in any of the organized events or, as in the past, plan their own Take Pride cleanup anytime in May.

Pre-registration is required by May 4 for participants to receive free gloves, orange trash bags and commemorative t-shirts, as well as participate in a post-event celebration scheduled for May 23 at Mango’s Bar & Grill.

Find the registration form here.

For the three scheduled dates, dumpsters will be available at various locations around the lake for disposal of debris collected on water.

May 5
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Crazy Horse Marina (near channel marker B10A)
Westlake Waterfront Inn at Indian Point Marina (R37)
Dumpsters available

Magnum Point Marina (southwest of B37) – Dump truck available
Sign up now!

May 12
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Crazy Horse Marina (B10A)
Bay Rock Marina (R87)
Dumpsters available
Sign up now!

May 19
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pleasure Point (R87)
David and Steve Byrd Boat Ramp at 1252 Water Wheel Drive (R28)
Dumpsters available

Magnum Point Marina (southwest of B37) – Dump truck available
Sign up now!

Organizing your own event?  Use the registration form here.

SML Rotary Club members participate in TPISML 2016

SML Rotary Club members (from left) Bill Piatt, Brian Raub and Dick Kenyon unload debris as part of their 2016 Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake event. Photo courtesy of Jim Buchanan, SML Rotary Club.

Sign up and receive a free T-shirt, trash bags and gloves

Free trash bags, gloves and commemorative T-shirts are provided to all participants, up to 25 in a group who sign up by May 4 (while supplies last). In addition, businesses and larger groups that organize their own on-the-water cleanup event may apply for reimbursement of up to $400 for costs incurred for dumpster and landfill fees. Deadline to apply for reimbursement is May 4. It’s quick and easy!

Three easy ways to sign up for Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake

Take Pride in SML representatives will be signing up participants at the SML Business Expo, which will take place on May 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. indoors at the YMCA at LakeWatch Plantation. For convenience, participants who have pre-registered may also pick up their supplies then.

Other registration options include downloading the online form or stopping by the TLAC office (400 Scruggs Road, Suite 200, Moneta). Supplies will be available for pickup there.

Volunteers offer limited debris collection from docks

The first three weekends in May, Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire/Rescue will coordinate debris pickup from docks of those not able to dispose of it themselves. A few restrictions apply:

  • You must register for Take Pride in SML by May 4 and use the signature orange bags provided for free
  • The orange bags must be clearly visible and accessible by boat (e.g. placed at the end of the dock for easy access), not on the shoreline
  • Locations will be limited primarily to the Main Channel and Blackwater Channel. Volunteers will not be able to go in narrow coves. More details will be provided in the near future. For the latest updates, please check our Facebook page!

“Details are still being worked out,” stressed SMLA president Lorie Smith. “But our goal is to make it easier for those with mobility issues or steep lots to be able to get rid of the debris they’ve collected.”

For questions, please contact TLAC at 540-721-4400.

Register now for Smith Mountain Lake cleanup days

Sign up here >>> Take Pride in SML Registration Form.

Now in its 31st year, Take Pride in SML is organized by representatives of:

Smith Mountain Lake Association

Tri-County Lakes Administrative Commission

Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce

Take Pride in SML 2018 Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors! 

DIAMOND: American Electric Power

PLATINUM: Western Virginia Water Authority

Berkshire Hathaway Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate

Capps Home Building Center

Carilion Clinic

Glenda McDaniel – Long & Foster Real Estate

Turner’s Dock Building

The Windward Waterfront Lots and Custom Homes

In addition, thank you to the following organizations, businesses and individuals who have committed to donating time, services or materials to Take Pride in SML 2018:

Crazy Horse Marina

Bay Roc Marina

Westlake Waterfront Inn at Indian Point Marina

Waterwheel Marina

Pleasure Point Homeowners Association

SML Striper Club

Smith Mountain Lake Rotary Club

Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire/Rescue

American Electric Power

Bartlett Tree Experts at Smith Mountain Lake

Bridgewater Marina and Boat Rentals

David Byrd, Clifton F. Byrd & Sons

Grand Home Furnishings

Mango’s Bar & Grill

The McKelvey Companies

Franklin County Solid Waste Management

Bedford County Solid Waste Management

Virginia Department of Transportation

Bays Trash Removal

Franklin Container Services

For more information, contact TLAC (540-721-4400) or the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce (540-721-1203).

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