Friends of Lake Robinson
The Mission of Friends of Lake Robinson is to serve the Lake Robinson Watershed through educational, conservational and scientific endeavors which include gathering, evaluating and disseminating information to preserve, protect and enhance the quality of the waters of Lake Robinson and its watershed as a primary source of drinking water and as a unique environmental, recreational, and economic resource. This will be accomplished through a collaborative process that involves local, state, and federal agencies and organizations
Save the date
This years celebration will be Sunday October 12 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Plans for the 2014 day of celebration are underway, and this years celebration is shaping up to be one of the best ever! Don't forget to mark your calender.
2014 Art and Photo contest
We invite you to submit your best 2 dimensional artwork (photos, paintings, watercolors, etc.) capturing the beauty of Lake Robinson and vie for a chance to receive:
$100 For First Place
$50 For Second Place
$25 For Third Place
The contest is open to the general public regardless of age. Artwork is to be of Lake Robinson and must be submitted by September 13, 2014 .(limit two entries per artist). We will begin accepting entries the first week of August, 2014, so now is the time to start preparing your work. The 2013 contest images are here.
Your artwork will be displayed at the Pavilion at the J. Verne Smith Park on October 12, 2014, during the Lake Robinson Day of Celebration, then they will be on display at the Greer CPW building for a period of about one month.
To see the complete guidelines for submitting your artwork click HERE
Lake cleanup 2013
We have scheduled Lake Cleanup Day for Saturday, September 21 at 9:00 a.m. to coincide with a worldwide effort, organized by the Ocean Conservancy, to clean up our lakes and oceans. This will be the seventh year that we have sponsored this event. We are meeting at J. Verne Smith Park located off Mays Bridge Road on Lake Robinson. If you have lakeshore property, please take a few minutes and clean up your shoreline. If you want to go the extra mile, you can encourage your neighbors to participate in a neighborhood cleanup as well.
The cleanup is a part of an international event sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy . The Ocean Conservancy encourages volunteer groups to clean up coastlines of lakes, rivers and oceans throughout the world during September. This is an opportunity to demonstrate your concern for maintaining the quality of water in Lake Robinson, and to do something about it. Interested volunteers should bring gloves and other tools to help in the clean up effort. Garbage bags will be provided.
Friends of Lake Robinson has submitted an application to the Adopt-A-Highway Program in SC. The plan is to adopt Mays Bridge Road that runs in front of the J. Verne Smith Park entrance and continues to Highway 101.
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