Kayak Bass Fishing together with Chad Hoover are co-hosting a stewardship event to collect litter from Wheeler Lake on Sept 30, 2023! This is a volunteer event to clean Wheeler Lake & raise awareness of its recreational impact to north Alabama. The event will begin at Point Mallard Park (Decatur AL) at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2023, and end at 11 a.m.
And yes, as stated below, there is a cash prize at the weigh-in!
“The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA), Decatur Morgan County Tourism, Hampton Inn Madison Huntsville Airport and Kayak Bass Fishing Owner/CEO Chad Hoover are hosting a river stewardship event to collect litter from Wheeler Lake. Set for September 30, 2023, the Wheeler Lake Clean Up is a volunteer event designed to help clean Wheeler Lake while raising awareness of its recreational impact to north Alabama.
The public is invited to participate in the Wheeler Lake Clean Up event to take place Sept. 30, 2023, in Point Mallard Park in Decatur, Ala. From 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., residents, volunteers and community leaders will remove trash along Wheeler Lake and shores with support from Chad Hoover of Kayak Bass Fishing and team members of AMLA, Hampton Inn Madison Huntsville Airport and Decatur Morgan County Tourism.
Some participants will clean from the shoreline, while others will remove trash from the lakes in work boats and other personal watercraft. The cleanup is made possible by a 2022 Action Grant from Hilton Global Foundation (HGF). HGF Action Grants are awarded to local organizations that have demonstrated a meaningful commitment to destination stewardship by improving travel destinations and creating a positive impact on the people and communities they serve. The 2022 HGF Action Grants are focused on the theme of Destination Stewardship, initiatives that improve travel destinations and positively impact the environment. The grant covers the cost of supplies such as trash bags, gloves, litter grabbers, safety items and first-aid kits for volunteers.
“AMLA markets and promotes the many outdoor recreation opportunities Wheeler Lake affords us, such as boating, canoeing and fishing. The cleanup will help preserve wildlife habitat and protect our natural resources for future generations to enjoy while also raising awareness about the problem of litter and encouraging everyone to do their part no matter where they live or where they travel,” said AMLA President and CEO Tami Reist.
Participants are asked to meet at the pavilion in Point Mallard Park at 8 a.m. for a brief program and instructions. Organizers will group participants into teams of 15 before assigning a cleanup location. A limited number of supplies, such as gloves and trash bags, will be provided. The event will be held rain or shine.
Weigh-ins will be held at the Point Mallard Pavilion and a cash prize will be awarded to the person bringing in the most trash in weight.”