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designed to clean shoreline access points outside of the Jordan Lake State Recreation Areas that are habitually littered.

Our Adopt-A-Shoreline Program is ideal for civic and religious groups, high school clubs and classes, boating clubs and business establishments. This sign will be posted on each adopted section of shoreline to acknowledge the responsible organization.

How It Works

The sites are easily accessed by foot paths from the road. See map below for adopted sites and those still available. We are open to suggestions for other sites, too.  We provide the trash bags, trash grabbers, gloves and first-aid kit and also remove the trash bags after the cleanup.  A minimum of three participants is needed for each cleanup.  The typical time required to remove litter from a section is about two hours.

Requirements for Participation

  • Leader of group must be at least 18 years old

  • Group should have at least four members and most are fewer than 10

  • Conduct three cleanups per year, preferably in early spring, mid-summer and early fall.  School groups can choose a schedule to fit the academic year. A 3-year commitment is required.

  • Sign a liability waiver form for each participant to participate in each event (this may require parent/guardian signature if participant is a minor)

  • Provide a contact person and contact information

  • Obey safety precautions such as wear closed toe shoes, gloves, long pants, long sleeve shirt and hat (these are all to avoid cuts, ticks, chiggers and poison ivy)

  • Bring trash bags to a nearby Chatham County Collection Center or if not convenient, leave them in location designated by CJL for later pick up

  • Provide report to Clean Jordan Lake that gives hours spent, number of trash bags collected, number of volunteers and any interesting items of trash

23 Shoreline groups are currently adopting

Weaver Creek HOA – Pea Ridge Rd. access to Weaver Creek
Jordan Lake Rowing Club – Easterly WRC Farrington Pt. Boat Ramp area
Raleigh Sail and Power Squadron – Access to Beaver Creek off Beaver Creek Rd.
Enloe HS Marine Conservation Club – WRC Bells Church Access
Trash Dragons- WRC Bells Church Access
NC Geocachers.org – West side of Wilderness Island on Haw R. Arm
US Coast Guard Auxiliary – New Hope Overlook Recreation Area  Boat Ramps
Canines for CJL – WRC Fishing Access off Big Woods Rd.
Great Outdoor Provision Company – Access on west side of cove off Lystra Rd.
The Kirby Family – Access on east side of cove off Lystra Rd.
Law++ –  WRC Gameland Access, north side of Northeast Creek bridge, Rt. 751
Shepherd’s Vineyard – west side of Farrington Pt. Rd. , south of Martha’s Chapel Rd.
The Sudduth Family – west WRC Farrington Pt. Boat Ramp area
The Bair Family – Robeson Creek from boat ramps to Haw River Arm
Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, UNC- Marthas Chapel Rd. Access near Farrington Rd.
Capital Group Sierra Club – south side of Northeast Creek
The Planeteers – WRC Weaver Creek Fishing Access
The Harrison Family – B. Everett Jordan Dam Tailrace
Dragonfly Pond Works – north of Farrington Pt. bridge
RES.US – New Hope Overlook Red Trail
RES.US- Ebenezer Church Boat Ramps
The Wicker Family- Kirks Creek dock of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Naval Sea Cadets-Raleigh Battalion- Tody Goodwin Rd.


The sections of shoreline and feeder stream adopted are shown as yellow thumbtacks below. And those still available are shown as other icons on this map (click on box outline at top right to view names of adopting group at each site). Groups wishing to adopt may also suggest other site locations in their request. You can click below to begin the adoption process.