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  • Members of the Lake Chatuge-Hiawassee Rotary Club and Young Harris College students pause for a photo before loading up trash. Clay County residents Jane Hindsman (second from left) and Holly Tiger (second from right) are among the Rotarians who participated.

Lake Chatuge cleanup proves success

On Saturday, Nov. 4, the Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition hosted its annual Lake Chatuge shoreline cleanup in coordination with Georgia Rivers Alive. This year’s event drew 90 volunteers from all four counties that make up the watershed in western North Carolina and north Georgia. Participants collected trash along the shoreline at 12 sites on both sides of the state line. The event resulted in three tons of trash collected, bringing our seven-year total to 9.75 tons of trash removed. 

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By Raleigh Keagan Guest writer

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
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