Jul 2 2015
Jun 29 2015
The 2015 All Lake Clean Up got started dodging weather as Claytor Lake was plagued by showers on Saturday and cooler temperatures and wind on Sunday. The Friends of Claytor Lake kept at it getting volunteers both by land and water to help collect trash floating along the shoreline and in the water. Tires, plastic bottles, styrofoam, diapers, cigarette butts, and more were all collected and put in dumpsters provided by Pulaski County for disposal.
Mountain 2 Island Paddleboard Company also got involved in the evening during calmer waters collecting trash in the upper part of Claytor Lake.
There were 3 locations to drop off trash from volunteers and boaters.
- Claytor Lake State Park Boat Ramp
- Harry DeHaven Park Boat Ramp
- Shop-Eez Boat Ramp
The Friends of Claytor lake were able to collect:
- 45 bags of trash
- 9 large blocks of styrofoam
- 1 raft
- 1 basketball
- 2 plastic chairs
- 2 large buckets
- and a toaster oven.
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Jun 15 2015
The 2015 Claytor Lake Festival got kicked off with great weather and great attractions. The Friends of Claytor Lake showcased all of our current projects to visitors including installing Fish Habitat, Clean Up, Native Vegetation project, Boater Safety, and our brand new Claytor Lake map, which you can purchase HERE.
Mrs. Virginia Andrea Crigger was on hand to welcome people into the FOCL booth as well as the United States Coast Guard who performed 2 great water rescue exercises for the festival crowd just off the beach at the Claytor Lake State Park.
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Jun 12 2015
Last night the Claytor Lake chapter of the Izaak Walton League were gracious enough to invite The Friends of Claytor Lake to their grounds for our June Board Meeting. We had a great time talking with members from the league about projects we have on Claytor Lake. Izaak Walton League president Russell Alls talked about the good that FOCL is doing for lake residents and wanting to team up with the league to further the cause of keeping Claytor Lake beautiful for everyone.
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Jun 7 2015
Today the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Conservation Police Department, Claytor Lake State Park, Virginia’s Wounded Warrior Program, Pulaski County, Southeastern Bassmasters, and The Friends of Claytor Lake.
Veterans were treated to a morning of boat rides, fishing, and great food as we all thanked them for their service to our nation and the sacrifices they made.
May 28 2015
AEP, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Pulaski County, and The Friends of Claytor lake spent last week moving mountains of rock and concrete to build new fish habitat in the lake channel out from Harry DeHaven Park.