ADOPTASHORELINE WELCOMES YOU TO CASTLEBERRY BRIDGE
Do to insurance concerns camping is "NO" longer aloud at Castleberry Bridge. I am working with Hip Camp to reestablish camping but until the agreement between Hip Camp and AAS is finalized camping is not allowed. Thank you for your understanding. G Ferris
AAS Founder, George Ferris
Adoptashoreline welcomes you to historic Castleberry Bridge , which is located in what use to be called Auraria which is now Dawsonville/Dahlonega. Historic Castleberry Bridge is where the Gold Rush happened in the 1800'S and surprisingly it is the birth place of Denver Colorado. Gold panning, Kayaking, tubing, fishing, swimming, is aloud at your own risk. AAS is working hard to preserve this beautiful wonder. This year, 2023, AAS will be building more benches and picnic tables for your use. This area below the gate on the south side is called the community area and is shared by everyone that visits. As you can see we are litter free thankful to every one that visits and automatically becomes part of our community by lending a helping hand. This happens through respect not by fines or threats. AAS invites everyone and only asks that you help keep Castleberry Bridge clean of litter. No mater where you stand on the property there is a trash barrel or bag in site for your convenience. If you happen to see something or see someone drop something on the ground , "Please" without saying anything negative, just pick it up and deposit it in one of the trash barrels or bags available. ( Thank You!) If you like what you see please help preserve Castleberry Bridge by making a donation on the donation page. 100% of your donation will be used for improvements at Castleberry Bridge. I hope you have a great time while visiting the property and I can't thank you enough for keeping it clean. I hope to have the chance to meet and talk to all of you. Sincerely George Ferris, founder of AAS. P.S. As of March 2023 , with your help, AAS has prevented over 7 tons of trash from entering the Etowah River.
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.
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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