BEAR CREEK LAKES - The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association, Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and professional angler Timmy Horton in partnership with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) are hosting a river stewardship event to collect litter from Bear Creek Lakes.
The public is invited to participate in the Bear Creek Lakes Clean Up event to take place May 21, 2022. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., residents, volunteers and community leaders will remove trash along the Bear Creek Lakes and shores with support from Timmy Horton and team members of AMLA and the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. Some participants will clean from the shoreline, while others will remove trash from the lakes in work boats and other personal watercraft. The cleanup is made possible by a grant from TVA’s Reservoir and Community Cleanups funding program. The funds cover the cost of supplies such as trash bags, gloves, litter grabbers, dumpster rentals, safety items and first-aid kits for volunteers.
Participants are asked to meet at Elliott Branch Campground in Hodges, Ala. at 10 a.m. for a brief program and instructions. Organizers will group participants into teams of 15 before assigning a cleanup location. A limited number of supplies, such as gloves and trash bags, will be provided.
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