2021 was a banner year for the Lake Lanier Association. From blowing up the former record for Shore Sweep to beefing up communications and volunteer involvement, the organization has continued to raise the bar in its mission to protect Lake Lanier.
In a recent email report to members, officials cited the following accomplishments:
- Replaced 100 solar lights and maintained nearly 290 on the lake
- Collected more than 85 tons of trash and debris from 13 day-of Shore Sweep sites
- Conducted mini-Shore Sweep events at Balus Creek, Lake Lanier Olympic Park and Three Sisters islands
- Installed two new life-jacket loaner stations and maintained four with the help of volunteers
- Doubled its staff by hiring Victoria Clevenger as Communications and Membership Coordinator
- Removed two long-standing abandoned houseboats
- Hosted more than 500 members at the annual member celebration
- Collected more than 90 life jackets to support “Friends of Lake Lanier” water-safety initiative
- Hosted the Lake Lanier Legislative Caucus with 13 state legislators, stakeholders and area authorities
- Continued its monthly water-quality testing of 27 sites
- Secured five years of funding from county, city and philanthropic sources for further shoreline protection through its Rip Rap projects
- Hosted several webinars, including two the Corps of Engineers, and spoke in person to constituent groups.
The group continues to seek more ways to involve members and volunteers in its mission to support a “Clean, Full and Safe Lake” through donations and community support.
For more information or to join, visit lakelanier.org.