Lake clean up has been part of FLG history for most of its existence. We recognize the importance of protecting and maintaining a clean lake for both nature and our community.
Lake debris can be extremely hazardous to both people and fish. Fluctuating water levels and the level reaching full pool often results in hazardous conditions, with logs and debris being floated from the shoreline and into the middle of the lake or coves.
FLG sponsors annual lake clean-up events, but we can all play a part in keeping our lake beautiful and safe for all to use. We use the guidelines below for our events, but they are useful reminders for those times you see debris and want to help.
- USE CAUTION: Logs can be heavy! Please do not injure yourself attempting to pick up large logs. Always use two people to lift heavy items. If you don’t know where to take the logs once removed, rope them and tie them securely to shore and let someone from FLG know their location.
- DO NOT REMOVE Trees or Bushes Attached to the Shorline: Under Duke Energy guidelines they must be left where they are for fish habitat.
- GET PERMISSION: The only exception to the above rule is when trees or bushes are interfering with the operation of a dock. In this case permission must be obtained from Duke before removal.
- PROPERLY DISPOSE OF LITTER/DEBRIS: Please place smaller, man-made items in a plastic bag and deliver them to a trash receptable.
- PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY: Be sure to cover your boats with plastic or sheeting to prevent damage when onloading debris or navigating around particularly debris-heavy areas.