Take Pride in SML




2017 Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake Cleanup Event


The 30th Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake Cleanup Event is scheduled to begin May 6, 2017 and will conclude on September 4, 2017.

The mission of Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake is “to provide an opportunity for all who use Smith Mountain Lake to work cooperatively to keep the Lake clean” and to “encourage awareness that keeping the Lake clean requires continuous effort by all who use the lake.” 

Individuals, families, neighbors, subdivisions, and organizations are invited to join together and select a cleanup date that will work best for them between May 4th and September 6th.  Individuals/groups will plan their own event – they may choose to cleanup on the land only, on the water only, or on both the land and the water. 

Each group is encouraged to  register their event by June 30th. Take Pride in SML will provide each registered group with gloves, trash bags and T-shirts (as long as supplies last) prior to their event.  These supplies can be picked up at the Smith Mountain Lake Association office located on the lower level of The Plaza, 400 Scruggs Road, Suite 2100, Moneta, Virginia two weeks prior to their event.  Following the event, each group is requested to complete the provided Trash Collection Report briefly describing their event.

A list of the groups and the events will be available on the TLAC website, www.sml.us.com  so that the SML community can see all of the cleanup efforts that are planned.

We will compile the data from the Trash Collection Reports in the early fall and make the information available to the general public (via press releases and our websites) so that all can share in the celebration of the cooperative effort of keeping Smith Mountain Lake clean.

For a copy of the registration form and complete instructions for your participation in this great event, please use the following link:

TPISML Registration Form

In order to assist large, on water, group cleanup efforts planned for May 6th through September 4, 2017, a Dumpster/Landfill Reimbursement Consideration Program is available.

For more information on this program and a copy of the Dumpster/Landfill Reimbursement Consideration Form, please use the following link:

TPISML Dumpster Reimbursement Consideration Form