Lake Hartwell Cleanup Campaign

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For Immediate Release:
News Release No. 16-11
Trash disposal sites confirmed for Hartwell Lake’s Cleanup campaign

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials at the Hartwell Lake Project site are preparing trash disposal sites in anticipation of the lake’s annual Cleanup Greenup campaign scheduled April 16-23. Corps officials encourage visitors to dispose of trash in proper and authorized containers such as public trash collection locations provided by counties surrounding the lake. For purposes of the cleanup, additional containers will be available during the event at the following locations:

  • Anderson County: Green Pond Landing and Event Center, Darwin Wright Park, Portman Marina and Big Water Marina
  • Oconee County: Clemson Marina
  • Pickens County: Twin Lakes Boat Ramp
  • Hart County: Hartwell Marina and Harbor Light Marina

Additionally, dumpsters will be available April 21-22 in Oconee County at Mullins Ford and Fair Play Recreation Areas.

Event sponsors remind volunteers that the conclusion of the campaign will feature an appreciation cookout at the Big Oaks Recreation Area in Hartwell, Georgia on Saturday, April 23 at 11:30 a.m. The event will include music, activities for children and door prizes.

To expose and recognize these efforts, volunteer efforts may be documented on the Corps’ public forums. Lake advocates are encouraged to share photos of their cleanup efforts and they may be posted on the Savannah Corps’ website. You may even be featured on the Corps’Facebook site! Submit up to five photos

Lastly, it is not too late to volunteer! To sign up contact Park Ranger Dale Bowen at 888-893-0678 ext. 348 or email him

Chelsea Smith, Public Affairs Specialist, 912.652.5756
Or: Billy Birdwell 912.677.6039
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