GILLHAM, Ark. – Gilliam Lake will host a shoreline cleanup as part of the Great Arkansas Cleanup, on September 14, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cleanup will be held in cooperation with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas State Parks, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and many other government and local agencies.
Volunteers interested in assisting should check in at 8 a.m. at Big Coon Creek Park. Gloves and bags will be provided, volunteers are asked to please bring their own trash grabbers and life jackets. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.
Participants will be taken by boat to various locations on the lake. State parks will be providing a large 30 passenger boat as well as two dozen kayaks for participants. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be there with their boat for safety, as well as bringing ATVs.
Boat owners will not have to use their boats to transport the recovered trash around the lakeshore. The Corps has made arrangements for contractors to pick up trash left by the volunteers along the shoreline. To facilitate contractor pick-up, volunteers should leave the bagged trash in conspicuous locations around the shoreline.
Free camping will be offered the night before for volunteers, as well as free day use the day of the event. For more event information, please contact the DeQueen Project Office at 870-584-4161 or 501-324-6987.
Release no. 19-135