How can the boating community help?
- Minimize packaging & plastic aboard
- Secure all trash aboard
- Carry extra trash bag for shoreline cleaning
- Dispose of trash at bins near boat ramps inside Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
- Take trash home from Wildlife Resources Commission boat ramps
- Volunteer your boat for CJL’s annual cleanup events
- Join CJL’s Adopt-A-Shoreline Program
- Notify CJL of trash trouble spots
- Volunteer for CJL event planning
- Add links to CJL at your boating club website
HIghlights of boater participation thus far
Our two annual public cleanup events in October and March each attract about boaters who take volunteers to cleanup sites and return trash to boat ramps for off-loading. Several different local kayak and canoe clubs have participated, paddling to a shoreline section, getting out of their kayaks, picking up trash and leaving bags for later retrieval. The Piedmont Section of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has provided on-water logistical support as well as boaters. Cross Winds Boating Center has donated operators and several pontoon boats to transport GlaxoSmithKline volunteers during their community public service day. The BassPack of NCSU has also participated in our annual NC Big Sweep cleanup. The Triangle Fly Fishers have sponsored cleanups.