Georgia Power keeps Lake Sinclair Clean
Plant Branch, a subdivision of Georgia Power, sitting just off the shore of Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville, hosted its annual "Renew Our Rivers Lake Sinclair Cleanup Day" Wednesday morning.
"It's all of Georgia Power's duty to keep it clean and to be good stewards of the environment that we are a part of," said Heather Turner, Compliance and Lab Team Leader.
Turner says a lot of the trash comes from people littering from their cars, which accumulates along the shoreline.
"So we try to get the community involved and do one good stewardship project every year," she said.
That's just what happened Wednesday. About 150 workers, volunteers and students form Georgia College and State University and John Milledge Academy spent the afternoon removing trash from the shoreline of Lake Sinclair, including retiree of 35 years A.C. Thomas, who volunteers every year.
"It's just real important for us to clean up and keep the environment clean," said Thomas.
Sixth grader Coay Brown said he was surprised at the amount trashed he and his classmates collected through the morning.
"Lots of cans, plastics."
Classmate Cade Bass said their excitement came from the classroom.
"We've been learning in school and we came out to support our economy."
The reason everyone was involved today was simple.
"To help stop river pollution," said Brown.
"To support animals from dying and plants," added Bass.
Georgia Power removes 10 to 15 tons of trash during this yearly one day event. A lot of trash accumulates in one year, therefore, Coay offers some simple, but effective advice that would eliminate the problem.
"Always pick up your trash."