Alabama Bass Trail Partners with TVA to Host Shoreline Cleanup June 11 on Pickwick Lake

Decatur, Ala. (June 3, 2016) – The Alabama Bass Trail in partnership with TVA will host a lake cleanup day on Pickwick Lake Saturday, June 11, 2016, through its Service Hours Grant Program. The cleanup efforts will be an opportunity for high school and collegiate fishing teams to earn hours toward a $500 grant from the Alabama Bass Trail. Along with earning service hours, a total of $5,000 in cash prizes will be given away to the top three teams collecting the most trash and the team bringing the most participants to assist with the cleanup effort.

Saturday’s cleanup will occur at McFarland Park in Florence, Ala., from 7 to 11 a.m.  Teams can choose to stay on the bank or they may bring their boats to the event. All participants must wear closed-toe shoes and are encouraged to wear their tournament jersey. Lunch is provided at the conclusion of the event.


“The partnership between the Alabama Bass Trail and TVA, along with high school and collegiate fishing teams from across Alabama, has led to the removal of over 30,000 pounds of trash from the Tennessee River during cleanup days in the past three years. We are proud to partner with TVA on this important cleanup project,” said Kay Donaldson, Alabama Bass Trail program director.

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“TVA’s mission is to serve the people of the Tennessee Valley region to make life better. Working with our partners to complete projects like this shoreline cleanup helps ensure TVA can fulfill our responsibilities to the communities we serve,” said Martha Podren, TVA Natural Resources Program Manager.


The Alabama Bass Trail’s Service Hours Grant Program offers a $500 grant to high school and collegiate bass clubs that produce 250 hours of conservation work each year. Each team participating will receive service hours credited toward the Service Hours Grant Program. In addition, the top three teams that weigh in the most trash on Saturday will receive a cash prize. First place receives $2,000 with $1,500 for second place and $1,000 for third place. In addition, a $500 prize will be given to the team that brings the most participants to help with cleanup efforts.


All teams/coaches must register to participate in the shoreline cleanup project by sending an email to [email protected] with your team name and how many will be attending. 


For more information on the Alabama Bass Trail or the shoreline cleanup efforts, call Alabama Bass Trail Program Director Kay Donaldson at 855.9FISHAL or visit

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