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09/17/2015

Canceled: Lake Wylie River Sweep Calls for Volunteers

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 This year's River Sweep event is Saturday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m.-noon.
 To volunteer for the Winthrop group, e-mail bollingerm@winthrop.edu by Oct. 1.

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This event has been canceled due to low lake levels.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — If you’re interested in saving the environment and volunteering for a good cause, consider signing up for the 14th annual Lake Wylie River Sweep on Saturday, Oct. 3.

One day each fall, volunteers of all ages visit at least 14 site locations around the lake, area creeks and streams, and help pick up litter. Winthrop University students, faculty and staff always lend a hand—or two—on that day.

Coordinated by Winthrop’s environmental sciences and studies program, this year’s group will focus on the Nivens Creek boat landing, located at 989 Nivens Creek Landing Drive in Tega Cay, from 9 a.m.-noon.

Volunteers who would like to travel with Winthrop’s group can meet in the parking lot behind Dalton Hall at 8 a.m. The group will then carpool to the site.

If you are interested in signing up, e-mail Marsha Bollinger, chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, at bollingerm@winthrop.edu by Oct. 1 with the following information:
*confirmation of attendance
*number of people in your group, if more than one
*if you are able to drive to the landing

Bollinger suggests volunteers wear temperature-appropriate clothing that can get dirty and shoes that cover the feet. She also encourages volunteers to bring water and sunscreen.

For questions, contact Bollinger by e-mail or 803/323-4944.

The Lake Wylie Riversweep is organized by Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Lake Wylie Covekeepers and the Lake Wylie Marine Commission and is sponsored by many local organizations, businesses and individuals.


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