Steve Northington of Cathouse Marine is sponsoring a Clean Up Lake Martin day on Saturday, March 3, 2012. He will have a dumpster there so you can collect trash along the lake shore or lake roads and bring it in to the dump. You don’t have to register or be assigned to a collection team. This is a grass roots effort, just get out there and help clean up the lake!
I salute Steve, his crew at Cathouse, his wife Dee Dee, and all volunteers. It’s easy to complain or wait to be assigned something to do, it’s nice to see folks taking the initiative and diving in to help. Steve has me “on the billing” for an appearance. I am showing houses that day to a guy coming in from Arkansas and we’ve had his trip planned for quite a while. I don’t know what time I will be there in the afternoon, but I doubt many people will miss me early.
Even if you can’t pick up any trash, please go by there and meet the other participants. You will have a chance to meet a member of the Marine Patrol, and also to have some opportunities to help out some Lake Martin area charities.
I can’t wait to be there, to see lots of old friends and make new ones. Steve has a special place in my heart as the guy that rescued my Sea Ray Sundeck from certain salty death. I owe him big time. He’s a giver and this event is a prime example.
Here is the latest info from Steve, taken from this post on LakeMartin.com:
“We have had several emails and calls with specific questions about Lake Martin clean-up day. I have never done anything like this before, so if I screw it up don’t give to hard of a time.
When: Saturday, March 3rd, beginning at 9:00 am.
Location: Cathouse Marine, 6905 Hwy 49 S, Dadeville, AL, 36853. Just North of Blue Creek Bridge.
Organization of crews? — It is up to individuals or organizations to form a crew.
Other notes and facts are — Advanced Waste Disposal will be providing a large dumpster that will placed at Cathouse Marine for deposit of Lake shoreline garbage. Please limit deposit of trash that is gathered from the shoreline, and not burnable debris such as sticks, straw, etc. Should you not be involved with a crew, please gather all the trash from your personal shoreline and haul it on down.
The Alabama Marine Police will be on site during the day to address Lake Martin boating safety concerns, Alabama Boating laws and regulations and answer any general Boating questions. An Alabama Marine Police Boat will be on hand so please bring the kids.
There will be NO Children’s Harbor Donation drop off site. Instead, area businesses are providing the following offers in exchange for cash donations, and ALL Monies will be paid to Children’s Harbor.
- Lake Martin Event Pics (Mike McKay) offers a Gorgeous picture of “Children’s Harbor Lighthouse”. On display now at Cathouse Showroom!
- Lake Martin Spots and Stripes Fishing Guide Service will offer a free Fishing Guide trip
- Cathouse Performance Marine, LLC will offer a Complete Boat detail and engine service.
- Mark Kosmac of Clearwater Marine and Union Community Volunteer Fire and Rescue will be on hand for locals to ask questions about local service in your area. (Other local search and rescue organizations please call)
- John Coley, of Lake Martin Voice Realty, will attend and answer any questions about local property sales and forecast.
- LMRA is possibly having a membership drive on location that day as well.
If I have forgotten anyone, sorry, and I will update later in the week.
If you have ANY other ideas, help or be involved, please contact us. Like I said, I have never done this, and all ideas are certainly welcome.
Cathouse Prattville, 334-358-2838 Dadeville, 256-825-3388
email, [email protected]
Thanks again to Steve and all of the participating sponsors. Thanks also to everyone out there that plans to pitch in to help clean up Lake Martin!
I would love to think of something to give away, but as a real estate agent, I don’t have much to offer in the way of something you can carry home and hang on the wall. Maybe I can give a free home or lot valuation to whomever checks in to Cathouse the most on Yelp or FourSquare. Then again, I do those for free anyway.
If anyone out there has any suggestions for me, please advise.
See you there on March 3!