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Posted on: September 30, 2021

City of Fayetteville, partners host fall lake cleanups

An image of volunteers cleaning trash at Lake Fayetteville

Sept. 30, 2021

Contact: Kristina Jones
Volunteer and Community Programs Coordinator
Parks and Recreation
479.444.3467
parksvolunteer@fayetteville-ar.gov

Pick Up Where You Play: Fayetteville Fall Lake Cleanups 

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — It’s time to dust off the muck boots and hip waders – fall lake cleanup season is here, and the City of Fayetteville invites you to join in making a difference outdoors! 

Every year the City partners with local businesses and stewardship organizations to clean up our lakes and educate the public about the impact litter and pollutants have on local waterways, as well as the importance of their removal and prevention.

Three Saturday lake cleanups are scheduled this fall, starting with Lake Sequoyah on Oct. 9 and Lake Fayetteville on Oct. 30, followed by Lake Wilson on Nov. 6. These first two cleanups are being held in conjunction with a region-wide cleanup effort, “Pick Up Where You Play.” 

Participants 18 and older who volunteer for any of the regional Pick Up Where You Play events will be entered for a chance to win a guided striper fishing expedition on Beaver Lake.

Lake Sequoyah Cleanup, Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m. - noon
Check-in: Lake Sequoyah Bait Shop, 6608 E. Lake Sequoyah Drive
Cleanup focused on roads and trails; shoreline volunteers are most needed. A boat will ferry volunteers with rain/muck boots to muddy areas where litter is hard to reach and most prevalent.
Co-hosts and partners: Beaver Watershed Alliance, Boston Mountain Solid Waste District, Keep Arkansas Beautiful.
Info links: Beaver Watershed Alliance, Pick Up Where You Play

Lake Fayetteville Cleanup, Oct. 30, 9-11:30 a.m.
Check-in: Lake Fayetteville Environmental Study Center, 511 E. Lakeview Drive (Springdale)
Cleanup focused on roads, trails and park areas. Kayaks and canoes welcome.
Co-hosts and partners: Lake Fayetteville Watershed Partnership, Boston Mountain Solid Waste District, Keep Arkansas Beautiful.
Info links: Lake Fayetteville Watershed Partnership, Pick Up Where You Play

Lake Wilson Cleanup, Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m. - noon
Check-in: Lake Wilson Dam, 4483 S. Lake Wilson Road
Cleanup focused on roads, trails and park areas. Kayaks and canoes welcome.
Co-hosts and partners: Beaver Watershed Alliance, Pack Rat Outdoor Center, Boston Mountain Solid Waste District, Keep Arkansas Beautiful.  
Info link: Beaver Watershed Alliance

RSVPs are recommended but not required. To RSVP, or for further information about volunteering, please email parksvolunteer@fayetteville-ar.gov or call Fayetteville Parks and Recreation at 479.444.3467. 

Additional information about the City of Fayetteville lakes, parks and recreation services is available at www.goplayfay.com.

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