Upcoming Events

adopt a highway sign

Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup- Saturday, April 10th, 9AM

This past fall, LJEA adopted a stretch of roadway as part of NCDOT's Adopt a Highway program. Join us for the first official cleanup of our adopted section of NC 126 between Canal Bridge and the Catawba River Area of Lake James State Park! All supplies will be provided (please bring your mask to wear when social distancing is not possible). Adults only, as we will be working along the road. Email [email protected] if you plan to attend.




Lake James Cleanup- Saturday, May 1st, 8 AM-NOON

McDowell Side Cleanup 2019

We are partnering with Keep McDowell Beautiful once again for the annual Lake James Cleanup and we are looking for Boat Captains and volunteers to help! This year there will be two dumpsters, one at Black Bear Boat Ramp and one at the Hidden Cove Boat Access. Boat Captains can use either site to offload trash and there will volunteers at both sites to help unload between 8 AM and Noon. Supplies must be picked up ahead of time. Due to Covid-19, we are asking that boat captains staff their boats with volunteers of their choosing. You can find more information on supply pickup and register to volunteer here. Please email [email protected] with any questions.