Thursday, October 9, 2014

Another Successful Smith Lake Clean-up

Today the Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy, Inc and Alabama Power Company held another successful Renew Our Rivers Lake Clean-up on Smith Lake in Winston County.  Today's clean-up was focused on Sipsey Fork near Lakeshore.  We filled a construction dumpster full of litter and white-beaded foam.

A special thanks to all of the VOLUNTEERS who came out today and helped keep our beautiful lake clean!  Special thanks to our sponsors including Hyche, LLC for providing the dumpster, Dan Hogan and Free State Boat Docks for unloading the trash and providing a site, Lake Shore Inn and Marina for providing a launch site and Tom Snoddy, Assign-A-Highway and Winston County Commission for providing extra assistance!  We appreciate all volunteers and sponsors who help make these efforts possible.

The following businesses and organizations sponsored the Summer and Fall 2014 Renew Our Rivers Clean-ups in Winston County.
Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy, Inc.
Alabama Power Company
Bankhead National Forest
Smith Lake Civic Association, Walker County
Arley Coffee Shop
Traditions Bank
Williams Grocery
La Plaza Bonita
Latitude Hair and Nail Salon
Gateway Foodland - Curry
Talk of the Town
Mudd Puddlers Pottery
Clark Gas - Addison
Powell Building Supply
Lakeshore Inn and Marina
Addison Quick Stop
Addison Discount Pharmacy
Werner's Trading Company
Hyche LLC
King Quality Boat Docks
Rock Creek Marina
Williams Hardware
Wood Studio


Friday, October 11, 2013

Fall Clean-up October 11-12

Dear Winston County Smith Lake Advocates and Friends of Smith Lake 

Just a reminder of our Fall Clean-up Friday Oct.11 and Sat Oct. 12th.We are meeting at Jim Kings Boat House Manufacturing facility on Rock Creek, about one mile north of Rock Creek Marina. at 8:00am . Also Mary Ann Crunk will be giving out Alabama Renew Our Rivers waste bags at the Arley Library between 8:00 and 9:00am on Friday the 11th. for those who would like to clean up their own water front/lake neighborhood. Bring your own lunch and wear proper foot wear and join us on the Lake.  If you have any questions call me, David Brown at 256-747-2109.  See You There

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Renew Our Rivers Lake Clean-up June 19 & 20

Please join us for a Renew Our Rivers Clean-up on Smith Lake on June 19 & 20.  The Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy, Alabama Power Company and Bankhead National Forest are sponsoring a clean-up around the Yellow Creek Area (Yellow Creek, Sipsey and Brushy) to target trash created and deposited in the lake from this year's wind storms.  We will meet at 9 AM at the Old Yellow Creek Marina at the END of County Road 61 in Houston.  Bring lunch, water and sunscreen.  Special thanks to Carl Godsey for hosting the clean-up and Hyche LLC for providing the dumpster.

Allison Cochran, 205-489-5111
David Brown, 256-747-2109

Friday, October 19, 2012

October 5th & 6th cleanup

4 attachments — Download all attachments View all images IMG_0710.JPG 1482K View Download DSCN0452.JPG 3064K View Download DSCN0442.JPG 3519K View Download DSCN0446.JPG 3513K View Download LaVerne Matheson Lake Clean Up Inbox x David Brown 9:48 AM (23 hours ago) to Aaron, Adam, Pat, Maike, Allan, Allison, Ann, Ann, George, Arley, Linda, Austin, Barbara, Larry, James, Mickey, Barry, Bart, Joe, Terry, Vesta, Beth, Beth, Bill, Bill Dear: WCSLAINC Members, Stakeholders and Sponsors Just a quick note on our lake cleanup held October 5th and 6th. The cleanup was, in my opinion a great success. We had 33 volunteers participate and were able to cover Rock Creek from Sway Back Bridge south all the way to Rock Creek Marina. Additionally White Oak, Little Crooked and most of Crooked Creek was cleaned. We removed some beaded styrofoam and several hundred bags of debris such as glass and plastic bottles, tires, deflated towables, etc. We would like to thank the following people, company's and groups for assisting us in this endeavor; Tarrie and Jeff Hyche owners of Hyche LLC for providing two large dumpsters, The Winston County Sheriff Department and Sheriff Rick Harris for providing six work release inmates on Sat. Oct. 6th. Jim King of King Boat Docks for providing his property for a dumpster location and central meeting place. Alabama Power for providing bags, grabbers and especially Donnie Cagle for coordinating with Winston County Sheriffs Department. Jim Eason for providing a large trailer used on Crooked Creek. Also thank you to Cullman Electric Co-op, Werners Trading Company, Vann's Sporting Goods and Rock Creek Marina for cash and gift cards. Thanks also to the Northwest Alabamian Newspaper for sending a reporter and writing a great feature on us. When you are on Smith Lake and marvel at its beauty and pristine quality be aware that it does not self cleanse, every plastic bottle, styrofoam cooler, glass bottle etc. that makes it way into the lake will be there for decades to come if not for the selfless volunteers that take time out from their busy lives to help. To all the volunteers -- Once Again Thank You. David Brown President WCSLAINC LaVerne LaVerne Matheson

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

slough clean-up

Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy Inc. Slough Cleanup this week Friday 5 and Saturday 6 Time: 8:00 A.M. to 2 P.M. Location: Rock, Crooked , Little Crooked Creeks and White Oak Dumpsters @ 3 locations Bags Furnished for slough cleanup NEEDED: boats and volunteers more info Call Meeting Area: Jim Kings Boat House Builder CO. RD. 222 David Brown 256-747-2109 or Sammy Boggan 205-215-4401

Friday, July 27, 2012

Rain Barrel Workshop to be held in Haleyville

Construct a 50-gallon rain barrel; and learn how to install and maintain it for only $10.  A Rain Barrel Workshop will be held Tuesday, August 14, 2012,  from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Alabama Center for Advanced Woodworking Technology in Haleyville.  Please call Winston County Extension office at 205 489-5376 for registration information.  See the complete flyer at:

Monday, July 16, 2012

July 30 - ADCNR Public Meeting to Discuss Bass Populations in Smith Lake

The Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (ADCNR) will hold a public meeting on Monday, July 30 to discuss the status of bass populations in Smith Lake, bass management goals and regulations, and the possible use of tournament exemptions for harvest restrictions.  The meeting will be Monday, July 30 at 6:30 PM in Jasper at the Activity Room of the Community Health Systems Building.  The address is 204 19th Street East.  For directions, call the Walker County Chamber of Commerce at 205-384-4571.  For more information on the meeting, contact the ADCNR at 205-339-5716.