By volunteering three to five hours a week, members of the public can join in the work of Friends of Lake Lanier.

“Because of our volunteer members, we are able to help expand the work of the Corps of Engineers and use funds raised locally to support their work on Lake Lanier,” said Tim Baker. “In addition to soliciting and collecting lifejackets from the community, volunteers can help with our ongoing operations and projects. We are a young organization and want to increase our abilities to raise awareness, fundraise, and take on new projects the Corps would like us to do.

“We can do so much more to provide services to the lake’s visitors if more people will volunteer their time. It’s a good way to participate in community service and get to know the Corps and its rangers.”

Friends of Lake Lanier continues to accept life jacket donations at these locations: Bald Ridge Marina, Gainesville Marina, Hideaway Marina, University Yacht Club and the Lanier Project Management Office.

Friends of Lake Lanier is a non-profit organization that assists the Corps of Engineers with Lake Lanier-specific projects, including the life-jacket loaner stations, and supporting the campgrounds and parks.