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Annual Cleanup at Fontana Dam

November 3, 2023

Annual Cleanup at Fontana Dam

November 3, 2023 - November 5, 2023

Join NCWF at the 6th Annual Fontana Lakeshore Trash Cleanup!

Since 2019, staff and volunteers from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, Fontana Village Resort and Marina, Mainspring Conservation Trust, Tennessee Valley Authority, National Park Service and Smoky Mountain Hiking Club have removed more than 110,000 pounds of litter from Fontana Lake through the Fontana Dam cleanup effort, including tires and large pieces of Styrofoam that had to be transported for disposal by barge. We are thrilled to partner with the other sponsors again this year to keep Fontana Lake habitat beautiful and safe for both wildlife and people!

For every 25 pounds of trash collected, NCWF will plant a native tree or ten plants for pollinators through the NCWF Clean and Green program.

This year the cleanup has expanded from just one cleanup location (Fontana Dam) to a second location (Bryson City) year in an effort to engage even more participants and do even more to protect the wildlife and habitat of beautiful Fontana Lake. Volunteers may sign up for just one day or attend all three! We will get started at 9am on all three days and conclude around 5pm. Lunch and all necessary materials will be provided at both locations.

Please click below to register and learn more!


collage of Fontana Dam trash cleanup

Fontana Dam, NC

Fontana Dam, NC 28733 United States

Organizer: NCWF and Partners

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