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Friday, February 1, 2013

LWPOA busy with year round projects

The Lake Wedowee Property Owners Association have been hard at work during the off season working on numerous projects to better life on Lake Wedowee. The organization has been instrumental in the Renew our Rivers Lake Cleanup, the Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail Fox Creek site and improving our fish habitats with the Christmas tree campaign.

Lake Cleanup
Renew our Rivers is a program sponsored by Alabama Power and with the help of volunteers around the Southeast has removed more than 10 million pounds of trash from 2000 to 2009. The trash and debris removed includes bottles and cans to tires, water heaters, refrigerators and boats. This total encompasses cleanups in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi. The 2013 dates of the cleanup will be October 23-26. Betty and Marlon Glover are the LWPOA liaisons for lake cleanup.

Birding Trail
The Fox Creek site is the third Randolph County location on the Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail and is adjacent to the Fox Creek boat ramp 4 miles west of the Highway 48 bridge. The site was dedicated in December and is a joint effort of the LWPOA, the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, the Alabama Tourism Department and Alabama Power.
Volunteers have been working toward opening the site for a year, rounding up local sponsors and coordinating support, cleaning up trash, marking trails, and building a parking area and information board. At this time more than 1.5 miles of walking paths have been fully developed, with another mile of rustic trail available and much more in the works. The terrain is a great mix of open land, brush, forest and lakeshore, attracting a wide variety of birds from herons to hummingbirds. Members working on the trail have spotted dozens of species. A local spotting list should be available during the coming year.

Fish Habitat
For the second consecutive year, the LWPOA will be working with Alabama Power Company and the city of Carrollton, GA to collect and install Christmas Tress for our Fish Habitat. We need your help with trucks and trailers to bring the trees from Carrollton to Lake Wedowee. The association plans to install the trees in the lake bed in mid-February and will need volunteers.

Waterfall Cleanup
Lake Wedowee's very scenic waterfall is located in a cove off the Big River in the Sandy Creek area. Over time, this area has collected debris and fallen in to disrepair. With the approval and cooperation of Alabama Power Company, the LWPOA will undertake to remove the debris and improve this beautiful area for the enjoyment to all. Again, the association will need volunteers to help. They are targeting February for this project. Please contact a Board Member to help.

LWPOA Board Members
Current officers and board members of the Lake Wedowee Property Owners include Chairperson Melinda Freeman, Vice Chairperson Kevin O'Neil, Treasurer Nan Ferebee and board members Dennis Hightower, Nick French, Betty Glover, Judy Haley, Jim McAlear, Barry Morris and Jim Vice.




For more information on the property owners association, please visit our website at www.lakewedoweepoa.com

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