Take Pride in SML



2018 Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake Cleanup Event


The 31st Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake Cleanup Event will take place throughout the month of May, with three organized events scheduled on the following dates from 9:00 AM  to 3:00 PM:

May 5th, - Crazy Horse Marina or Westlake Waterfront Inn at Indian Point Marina

May 12th - Crazy Horse Marina or Bay Rock Marina

May 19th - Pleasure Point or David & Steve Byrd Boat Ramp 1252 Waterwheel Dr. (R28)

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."

Neighborhoods, businesses, families, civic organizations and other groups may participate in  any of the organized events or, as in the past, plan their own Take Pride event during the month of May.

Dumpsters will be available at the site locations for the organized events for disposal of debris collected on the water.  In addition, businesses and larger groups that organize their own event, may apply for reimbursement of up to $400 for costs incurred for a dumpster rental and landfill fees.

Pre-registration is required for participants to receive free gloves, trash bags, and a commemorative t-shirt.  Registered participants will also be allowed to participate in the Take Pride celebration scheduled for May 23, 2018, at Mango's Bar and Grill, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake representatives will be available at the SML Business Expo on May 4, 2018, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at the YMCA at LakeWatch Plantation, to assist with sign up for one of the organized events, or to register your own event.  Participants that have pre-registered may pick up their supplies at that time.

Participants may also pre-register for an organized event,  pre-register their own event, or request reimbursement for a dumpster, by downloading the forms below:

2018 Take Pride Registration Form

2018 Dumpster Landfill  Reimbursement Form

Please return all forms to the TLAC office (400 Scruggs Road, Suite 200, Moneta, VA) no later than two weeks prior to the date of the event.

Thank you for your participation.