on May 16, 2014 11:35 AM • Views 1696
Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (May 16, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with Fayetteville Increases Sustainable Habitat (FISH) and Fayetteville Beautiful, is conducting a Lake Rim Clean-Up day on June 14, starting at 8:30 a.m.

Volunteers will meet in the Lake Rim parking lot at 7490 Raeford Road to pick up trash at the lake and surrounding areas. Trash bags will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves.

“This annual clean-up event is extremely important as we continue to try to bring awareness to habitat conservation and the increased use of the fishing access area and boating access area on Lake Rim,” said Kristopher Smith, director of the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, located across the street from Lake Rim. “It is a wonderful opportunity for families to volunteer, improve Lake Rim’s water quality and fish habitat, and promote environmental stewardship in our community.”

Smith added that they need as many volunteers as possible to help clean the lake.

For more information about the clean-up effort, call Smith at 910-868-5003, ext. 14 or email, kris.smith@ncwildlife.org.