Greers Ferry Lake & Little Red River Tourism Association
Celebrates its 50th Year and Hosts the First Ever “Love the Lake & River Weekend”, Sept 9-11th
– In conjunction with the 47th Annual Clean up.
The Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Tourism Association and the Army Corps of Engineers are seeking volunteers and sponsors to pitch in from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 10th during the 47th Annual Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Cleanup. In addition, to celebrate the Tourism Associations 50th year, the association along with area businesses and attractions are hosting the first ever “Love the Lake and River Weekend”, September 9-11th with free camping to all cleanup volunteers, free behind the scenes tours, activities, and up close & personal community experiences.
Volunteers are asked to register online at visitgreersferrylake.org or the association’s web based app at goseedoar.org. Cleanup day check in will occur between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. at any of the participating Greers Ferry Lake area marinas: Eden Isle Marina, Fairfield Bay Marina, Heber Springs Marina, Smith’s Hill Creek Marina, Lacey’s Narrows Marina, Fergusons Choctaw Marina, Peter’s Sugar Loaf Marina, and Dam Site Camping Gatehouse.
An old fashion celebratory lunch will be held for the first time in Fairfield Bay. Hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings along with old fashion lemonade will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. to the first 800 volunteers at Fairfield Bay Marina. Entertainment during lunch will include Britt Currie & Friends, a local Arkansas favorite who has performed with Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton, and many others. Also as a tradition, the Harding Choir will perform during the opening ceremony. Kids & adults alike can enjoy face painting, water safety booth, three legged recycle race, door prizes and more. Sponsors are asking volunteers with boats to bring them to transport their own families and friends or to help with transportation for volunteers who do not have boats.
The Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Association will hold a special dedication ceremony at the luncheon for the late Carl Garner, cleanup founder.
If you prefer cleaning up the Little Red River or the Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery, Chapter 722 of Trout Unlimited, & Red River Association will be checking in volunteers at 8 a.m. at the Red River Adventures Trout Dock, and will provide a luncheon for volunteers at 11:30 a.m. at the pavilion. If you prefer cleaning up around the Sugarloaf Mountain area at ASU the
Sugarloaf Heritage Council will be checking in volunteers at 8:00 a.m. and will provide a luncheon for volunteers at 11:30 a.m.
Cleanup sponsors encourage those who plan to volunteer signup in advance online at visitgreersferrylake.org/cleanup. For lake area questions call the Corps of Engineers at 501-362-2416. For questions regarding JFK Park, Collins Creek or the fish hatchery call the Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery at 501-362-3615. For general information call the association toll-free at 844-939-7567, press 0.
Cleanup sponsors include: Greers Ferry Lake & Little Red River Association, Army Corps of Engineers, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, Greers Ferry Lake National Fish Hatchery, Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission, City of Fairfield Bay, Fairfield Bay Community Club, Fairfield Bay Marina, Save Greers Ferry Lake, Trout Unlimited Chapter 722, Red River Association, Britt Currie & Friends, XTO Energy, Ben E Keith, City of Clinton, National Guard Company B 39th BSB in Heber Springs, Chow Hall BBQ & Kirk Presbyterian Men’s Club, KFFB 106.1 Radio, QWK 101, Greers Ferry & Heber Springs High School, Family & Consumer Sciences Dept. Special thanks to area Marinas, Fairfield Bay Community Club, and the Chambers of Commerce in Augusta, Bald Knob, Beebe, Clinton, Fairfield Bay, Greers Ferry, Heber Springs, McCrory, and Searcy.