Do to insurance concerns camping is "NO" longer aloud at Castleberry Bridge.
AAS Founder, George Ferris
AAS'S Goal: To Start a educational program K-12. This program will teach children to be responsible in relation to littering without even thinking about it. When a child is instilled with something from the beginning It becomes second nature! As an individual it's difficult to achieve a difference, but joined with others the result can be significant.
HI everyone, On the left hand side of this page we have many pages to visit. From Picture pages to Project Pages. Thank you for visiting and we hope you will join our community like thousands of others. All you need to do is..." Take one moment to tell someone about us and make one movement to pickup one piece of trash each day. That is all it takes for "YOU" to make a difference. Thank You , AAS Founder George Ferris
Like what you see when you visit Castleberry Bridge on the Etowah! Then
please make a donation. 100% of all donations go towards expenses and improvements at Castleberry Bridge. Click on the Donation page on the upper left to make your donation. Thank you G.
How about educating our children about the value of keeping our home, Mother Earth, clean. There is not one educational system in the US or 90 % of the other countries that implement teaching children about the value of not littering. Everyone just keeps complaining and the big issue now is " we need to get rid of the plastic". Yes, plastic is a hazard to our environment and animals that mistake some for food and Ingest them eventually killing them but the route of the problem is the human race. The majority do not care because they were not brought up learning about the benefits of not littering. Their parents that littered glass and cans that sinks to the bottom of lakes , oceans and sink into the ground mostly are still there but out of sight and out of mind. Since the majority of plastic float, it's not out of site and ergo not out of mind. It time to stop complaining about littering and do something about it. It is time for action. It's time we implemented a program in our educational system to educate our children ...preschool - 12 grade. It would only take 12 years to change the outlook of the public and rid our self of the foolish act of littering that is destroying our home. Please join our movement... educate your kids about the importance of not littering and better yet write to your congressman about the importance of implementing into our educational system a program to teach the importance of not littering.
I quote from Walt Disney. " We can't expect citizens to respect our parks unless we first show an unwavering commitment to make our parks something worth respecting" AAS is doing its best to achieve your respect by making an unwavering commitment to make our adopted areas something worth respecting.
......THANKS SO MUCH FOR TAKING YOUR TIME TO VISIT!
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..............PLEASE TAKE..ONE MOMENT.. TO TELL SOMEONE ABOUT AAS AND ..ONE MOVEMENT.. TO PICK UP ONE PIECE OF TRASH !
THIS IS ALL " YOU " NEED TO DO TO HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
This statement was prior to March 29 2017 . we have left lake Lanier. Please visit our Castleberry Bridge Page,
My name is George Ferris and for many years I have been cleaning up several areas on Lake Lanier in Georgia. These areas I have adopted are all owned by the Army Corps Of Engineers and one is leased by Forsyth County. It took me years to clean up some of these areas carrying out about a ton of discarded garbage each year.
I started out by walking these areas for exercise and was amazed by the amount of bottles, cans, paper, diapers, fishing line, dock flotation's,you name it, on the shoreline and the adjacent land. It was such a eye sore on such a beautiful lake I had to do something about it..
I started making piles at certain locations along my walks. About a year went by and the Piles were getting so large I decided to remove them.
I located the Army Corps office and went down and signed up as a volunteer and explained what areas on the lake I was interested in adopting. I asked if they would pick up my bags if I carried them out to the gate restricting anyone from entering other than on foot or by boat.
I went to the store and bought a few boxes of 3ply 55gal heavy duty construction "BLACK" bags. ( If you see our large black bags tided to a tree,next to the shore line, you know I have been there making an effort to clean up. ( Over the Years I have removed approximately thirteen tons of trash as of December of 2015. Yes, you read that correctly " THIRTEEN TONS". I'm happy to report that over the years the amount of garbage that I carry out each year has diminished.) The very next day I carried out my first bag. Every day I would fill and carry out one bag to the pickup point. Also, that same day I would add anything that washed up on shore or someone left behind to the piles. (NOTE: you may find my bags full of garbage that have not been removed at areas that I can't get to when the water level is high. In the future hopefully Adopt A Shoreline will have a boat and will be able to retrieve these bags no mater what the water level is.
Some of these areas were frequently visited by fisherman. At first I said nothing even though they were leaving trash. As the years went by and my cleanup progressed I started hanging bags where the fisherman hung out. I never said anything except hello how are the fish biting today. I figured that If I got mad or told them what to do" pick up your garbage" I would be forcing them into something and they would either rebel or not come back. I didn't want them to leave I wanted them to become part of what I was doing.
After the first year I began to get to know most of them and they became a help to my effort.
Since I started 8 years ago everyone who frequently visits my adopted places have joined in. Everyone chips in and now they really appreciate coming to area to swim, fish and walk, free of litter.
Thanks for visiting!! Become part of our environmental community by picking up "one" piece of trash and telling "one" person about us. That's all it takes for "YOU" to make a difference! Wishing you, your family and friends a great year ! George Ferris
My logo below that I had made into metal signs will be mounted at my adopted locations if applicable.
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