2013 Volunteer of the Year

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Tonight The Friends of Claytor Lake awarded its first Volunteer of the year to Mr. Dave Dobyns for his in-kind contributions to the organization as well as his instrumental part in helping with our Clean Up Program for 2013. Last year The Friends of Claytor Lake, due largely to Mr. Dobyns efforts, received new barges and an excavator which helped FOCL bring in record amounts of debris from Claytor Lake. An operation which cost over $94,000 to run  and brought in over 4,500 tons of debris.

Events like the floods of January 2013 and July 2013 kept both the clean up crew and Dave working hard throughout the season.

Thank You!

Winter Retreat

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Today The Friends of Claytor Lake had its 2 year Winter Retreat to focus on plans for the organization’s future, structural changes, and important issues on the horizon for Claytor Lake.  The event was attended by most of FOCL’s Board of Directors and Bruce Shepherd and Ed Clayton from the BASS Federeation.

Christmas for the Fishes Postponed

Our annual Christams for the Fishes program conducted by VDGIF has been postponed due to cold temperatures tomorrow.  It will be rescheduled and we will update you on the new date to create fish habitat at the Claytor Lake State Park.

Virginia Boating Safety Legislation


To all Claytor Lake Stakeholders,

Currently 2 bills have been introduced into the Virginia House and Senate changing the current requirements for those needing Boater Safety Licenses to operate a boat in Virginia.  Below is all the information on the bills and contact information for any of you who would like to express your opinion on this legislation.  Currently the bill has been referred to both the House and Senate Agriculture, Conservation and National Resources Committee.

Read more here…………

2013 Christmas Party

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The Friends of Claytor Lake had its annual Christmas Party for Board Members and Partners at MK’s Gourmet Pizzaria. Some special guest include AEP’s Liz Parcell and Frank Simms, as well as Lee and Judy Smith from Pulaski County’s Toys for Tots program.  Bill Cunningham recognized former Board Member Mike Spraker who helped create the organization over 20 years ago.