Lake Wylie Riversweep
In Partnership with the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation
Each year, between 800 and 1,000 volunteers of all ages get together at various locations around Lake Wylie to collect and remove tons of trash from the Lake in one day. Beginning in 2002, a dedicated and passionate group of volunteers on Lake Wylie started the Lake Wylie Riversweep and thus began the ‘Riversweep Tradition” on the Catawba River.
This is a great opportunity for individuals, groups, and families to clean up the river and have a lot of fun. First-time volunteers can expect to meet residents from all around Lake Wylie who share the same concerns about maintaining a healthy lake environment. They can count on getting a little dirty, but after clearing away litter all morning they will enjoy knowing that they have made a difference in caring for the lake and the local environment.
The most important thing for new volunteers to know is that it’s easy to come and lend a hand for a few hours, meet like-minded people, and have a great time. Even if people have limited physical ability, there are many tasks around each volunteer site that need staffing. With volunteer sites located all around the lake, it is easy to choose one that is most convenient for you.
Visit https://www.catawbariverkeeper.org/cleanups/ for more information.
The Lake Wylie Riversweep organization is sponsored by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, the Lake Wylie Covekeepers, the Lake Wylie Marine Commission, and many other groups and individuals. We are a volunteer member organization formed to help protect Lake Wylie, and we are excited that you have chosen to check us out. Please consider volunteering.