HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (USACE) -- The Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Association and the Army Corps of Engineers are seeking volunteers to pitch in Sept. 10 during the 42th Annual Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Cleanup.
Volunteers interested in assisting should check in at 8 a.m. at any of the participating Greers Ferry Lake marinas, Little Red River trout docks, or the Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery. The cleanup will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Sponsors are asking those with boats to bring them to transport their own families and friends or to help with transportation for volunteers who do not have boats.
Boat owners will not have to use their boats to transport the recovered trash. The Corps has made arrangements for contractors to pick up trash left by the volunteers along the shoreline. To facilitate the contractor pick-up, volunteers should leave the bagged trash in conspicuous locations around the shoreline for later pick-up. Trash bags for shoreline litter will be furnished to all participants at the check-in stations.
A barbecue pork sandwich lunch with all the trimmings and soft drinks will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. to the first 600 volunteers at Narrows Park.
Entertainment also will be provided.
Cleanup sponsors encourage those who want to clean a favorite area to call in before Sept. 10. To sign up for lake areas call the Corps of Engineers at
(501) 362-2416. To sign up to clean along the river, call the Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery at (501) 362-3615. For general information call the association toll-free at 888-490-4357.
Other sponsors are the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Arkansas, XTO Energy, First Electric Cooperative, Southwestern Energy, CenterPoint Energy, Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission, Eden Isle Marina, Fairfield Bay Marina, Heber Springs Marina, Smith's Hill Creek Marina, Lacey's Narrows Marina, Peter's Sugar Loaf Marina, and the Heber Springs State Bank. Still other sponsors are KFFB Radio, Trout Unlimited Chapter 722, Save Greers Ferry Lake, as well as chambers of commerce in Fairfield Bay, Heber Springs, Clinton, Greers Ferry, Searcy, Beebe, Bald Knob, Augusta, and McCrory.