With activities related to the new Grand Lake “Adopt The Shoreline” program set to begin this month, the Grand River Dam Authority is sharing more information about the program schedule and locations.
The program, resulting from a cooperative agreement between GRDA, Grand Lake Sail & Power Squadron and various Grand Lake stakeholders, works like this: the shoreline is divided into 10 “zones,” with a coordinator for each zone.
That coordinator organizes volunteers who work together at set times to clean up their specific zone.
GRDA will support the effort by supplying trash bags and will also be paying the disposal costs for all approved program cleanup events.
At the same time, GRDA has also staffed its own full-time shoreline cleanup crew, complete with a barge and the necessary equipment to remove large debris form the lake shore.
Many of the scheduled clean-up events are set to take place in April and May.
GRDA will be accepting white dock foam and trash collected from the shoreline at these dumpster sites, on these dates:
Zone Date Time Dumpster Location
1 April 21st 8am to 4pm Discount Dock Service (Back of Duck Creek)
2 April 3rd & 4th 8am to 4pm Clearwater Bay Marina (Back of Rapier Hollow)
2 April 28th 8am to 4pm Hi-Lift Marina (Drowning Creek)
3 April 13th & 14th 8am to 4pm Gran Tara HOA Boat Ramp & GRDA Hanger Ramp (North of Red Arrow Marina & across from Rabbit Island)
4 May 14th 9am to 4pm Public Boat Ramp in Big Hollow (End of S. 544 Road)
5 May 9th 8am to 4pm Southwinds Marina in Bernice
6 April 20th & 21st 8am to 4pm Shangri-La public boat ramp, east of Chateaus (NW of marina) & Premier Dock Service (End of S 570 Rd in Echo Bay)
7 May 8th 9am to 4pm Patricia Island HOA boat ramp
8 April 14th 8am to 4pm Goldner Dock Service (Sailboat Bridge)
9 May 2nd 8am to 4pm Elk River Landing Resort (Cowskin Bay Bridge)
10 To Be Announced
For more information on the program, contact GRDA Superintendent of Shoreline Enforcement Scott Horton at (918) 256 0894.
You can also learn more online by visiting the program’s website at www.grda.com/adopt-the-shoreline.