4th Annual Southshore Sweep at Lake Maumelle

LITTLE ROCK – Central Arkansas Water (CAW) is sponsoring its 4th Annual “Southshore Sweep” at Lake Maumelle on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until noon. CAW is inviting the central Arkansas community to join in this project to “spruce up” the area around Lake Maumelle by helping to remove trash and debris from the public-use areas in the Maumelle Watershed.

John Tynan, CAW’s Watershed Protection Manager, stated “The Southshore Sweep provides the central Arkansas community with a hands on opportunity to help protect their drinking water supply,” Tynan shared.  “Lake Maumelle is the primary water source that provides drinking water for 16 communities consisting of almost 400,000 people.  This will also be an excellent opportunity to explore and enjoy a number of the public use areas that CAW has improved over the last few years.”  

Those interested in helping with the cleanup should plan to meet at Jolly Roger’s Marina on

Arkansas Highway 10 at 9:00 a.m.  They will then head out in teams to various public-use areas along the south shore of the lake. At noon on Saturday, CAW will provide pizza, drinking water, and soft drinks to those who helped with the cleanup.  This event is a part of the Great Arkansas Cleanup.

Tynan noted that the south shore area was chosen for the cleanup because it has some of the most popular public-use areas on the lake. He added that the sweep is a continuation of CAW’s commitment to natural resource preservation and protection in the Lake Maumelle Watershed.


To register to participate in the “Southshore Sweep” or to obtain more information, please contact Mary Dyson at 501.377.1284 or mary.dyson@carkw.com.


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