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7th Annual Lake Gaston Clean-Up Day

Lake Gaston Guide

The Lake Gaston Association’s Lake Clean-Up Committee is finalizing their plans to make their Seventh Annual “Take Pride in Lake Gaston” Lake Clean-up event on May 20th the most participated in event ever. But … they still need your help!

There are many ways to join this effort. If you own waterfront property, clean along your shoreline. Consider cleaning along your subdivision shoreline as an individual or neighborhood activity. You can cover a lot of ground in a canoe or kayak. Many communities schedule their own clean-up activities in the spring, join them. Keep a trash bag in your boat and pick up debris you spot while cruising.

If you are really proud of the Lake and would like to clean up an untended stretch of shoreline, contact the Clean-Up Committee. They can direct you to areas that could use some support.

Don’t own property at the lake, but want to help to keep Lake Gaston clean? Contact us and we will assign you to a clean-up team.

Trash bags are available for individuals and groups at the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

The staffed dumpster sites at Washburn’s Marina and Morningstar Marina will also have trash bags for you on May 20th. Volunteers will be on hand at these sites from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to assist you as necessary. Or, the trash can be taken to your local convenience center if it's closer.

The LGA asks that pictures are taken to show how much trash was collected in support of the Seventh Annual Lake Gaston Clean-Up Day. Email them to

This great event gets great support from many organizations: The Lake Gaston Striper Club collects trash from several of the islands. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is on the water in case of emergency. Support is also provided by Dominion, the Lake Gaston Water Safety Council, the FABS, many subdivisions/Home Owners Associations, and Clean-up crews from area Correction Facilities.

For further information contact the LGA at or call 1-888-586-6577, or (252) 586-6577.

Date Updated: 
Friday, May 12, 2017