Summary of Past Cleanup Events

Date Group # of Volunteers Shoreline Area Cleaned
June 10, 2014 Pfizer Biotech-Sanford 7 Wilderness Island Tip
May 23, 2014 Green Hope High Env. Sci. class 7 Farrington Pt. Riprap
May 22, 2014 UNC Maymester Class 7 Jordan Lake State Park Seaforth Access Southerly
Apr. 26, 2014 Panther Creek HS Student Project 25 East side North of spillway
Apr. 6, 2014 Sierra Club/Elon Univ. 4 East side North of spillway
Apr. 5, 2014 Alpha Phi Omega/UNC-CH 14 Tailrace
Feb. 2, 2014 YMCA Guides Little Braves 8 Shoreline access opp. WRC Farrington Pt. Boat Ramps
Feb.1, 2014 St. Mary Magdalene Youth Group 30 Tailrace
Nov. 10, 2013 Waco Tribe CH YMCA-Princesses 25 Crosswinds Camp Grounds
Nov. 5, 2013 Alpha Phi Omega-UNC/CH 25 New Hope Creek Waterfowl Impoundment+ Jordan Dam Tailrace
Oct.31, 2013 GSK3 75 Wilderness Isl. opp. Stinkin Creek & tip
Oct.12, 2013 General Public-NC Big Sweep1 175 East side from dam 2mi,Wilderness tip+White Oak Creek
Sept. 20, 2013 Biogen Idec2 75 Wilderness Island Near Robeson Creek
Sept. 3, 2013 Whole Foods of Chapel Hill 8 WRC Fishing Access-Big Woods Rd.
Aug. 17, 2013 Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts 23 Wilderness Island Cove S of turn around
Aug. 3, 2013 Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA Day Camp 25 Wilderness Island Cove nearest turn around
May 11, 2013 Latter Day Saints Church-Cary 40 Jordan Lake State Recreation Areas
May 4, 2013 Latter Day Saints Church-Morrisville 50 Jordan Lake State Recreation Areas
Mar. 16, 2013 General Public-HRA4 115 Poe’s Ridge to Dam
Mar. 3, 2013 Northwood High Students 6 Lystra Rd. cove
Jan. 19, 2013 Jordan Lake Environment Education 66 White Oak Creek shoreline
Jan. 19, 2013 Northwood High students 6 Lystra Rd. cove
Dec. 6, 2012 GSK small group 7 New Hope Overlook
Dec. 1, 2012 Triangle Trail Hikers 5 New Hope Overlook
Oct. 13, 2012 General Public-NC Big Sweep1 85 New Hope Overlook
Oct. 12, 2012 Biogen Idec2 85 E. side of lake near dam
Oct. 5, 2012 Biogen Idec2 100 Wilderness Island near Robeson Creek
Sept. 30, 2012 Immanuel Temple SDA Pathfinders 32 WRC Rock Quarry Fishing Access
Sept. 20, 2012 GSK3 60 New Hope Overlook to south
Sept. 14, 2012 Urogenix 15 Martha’s Chapel Rd. Beach
Sept. 8, 2012 NC Geocachers 12 Robeson Creek
June 16, 2012 Change the Triangle 52 Opposite tip of Wilderness Island
Apr. 15, 2012 NC Geocachers+Alpha Phi Omega (Elon Univ.) 55 East side Haw River arm
Mar. 17, 2012 General Public-HRA4 70 Stinkin Creek, West side Haw River arm
Oct. 6, 2011 General Public1 12 East side Haw River arm
Oct. 1, 2011 General Public-NC Big Sweep1 150 East side Haw River arm
Sept. 30, 2011 Biogen Idec2 60 Fishing Access Points (7) on E. side
Sept. 28 2011 GSK3 50 West side Haw River arm-Stinking Creek
May 10, 2011 Change the Triangle 22 East side Haw River arm
May 22, 2011 Green Hope High 7 Fishing Access off Lystra Rd
Apr. 30, 2011 Triangle Fly Fishers 20 West side Haw River arm near Canoe Access
Mar. 27, 2011 Green Hope High 3 Glass beach off Pea Ridge Rd.
Mar. 12, 2011 General Public-HRA4 70 West side Haw River arm near Poe’Ridge
Oct 9, 2010 General Public-NC Big Sweep1 200 East side Haw River arm
Sept. 14, 2010 GSK3 100 East side Haw River arm
25 Glass beach off Pea Ridge Rd.
25 Martha’s Chapel Rd.Beach
June 10, 2010 Change the Triangle 25 East side Haw River arm
May 8, 2010 General public 100 East side of Haw River arm
Mar. 20, 2010 General Public-HRA4 75 West side of Haw River arm

In coordination with Annual NC Big Sweep Event
Biogen Idec’s We Care Deeply Day- Annual Community Service
GlaxoSmithKline’s Orange Day- Annual Community Service
In coordination with the Haw River Assembly’s Annual Clean-Up-A-Thon

Summary of Volunteers Participating and Bags and Tires Collected

Progress Chart to 9-13

Summary of Cleanup Events from Sept. 2008 to Sept. 2013

Mapping Our Cleanup Progress

As of January 1, 2013, 14.3 miles of critical shoreline cleaned at southern end of lake

As of January 1, 2013, nearly 15 miles of critical shoreline cleaned at southern end of lake

  • Nearly 15 miles of shoreline along the Haw River Arm and south of New Hope Overlook on East side of lake have been cleaned.  We estimate less than 10 miles more  of  shoreline to get rid of a 30-year legacy trash dating back to when the lake was filled.
  • Trash from recreational use at points accessible by foot from nearby roads. Eleven areas of shoreline that are heavily used for recreation outside of the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area from north to south along the lake have been cleaned at least once.  Our hope is that the Adopt-A-Shoreline Program will help to keep clean these and other recreational use areas that volunteer group may adopt.