Lake Allatoona is now cleaner thanks to a group of Chattahoochee Tech Environmental Technology students and their instructor who participated in the Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up on Saturday, Oct. 3.
These Chattahoochee Tech volunteers concentrated their cleanup efforts along the shoreline at the Clark Creek Boat Ramp in Acworth, which is located near the college’s North Metro Campus. Led by Chattahoochee Tech Environmental Technology program instructor Stephen Anderson, this group filled 20 bags with trash and collected two discarded tires that will disposed of properly. “We appreciate these students taking time out of their Saturday to participate in this event and help clean up a portion of the environment here in the community,” said Anderson.
“It was surprising to see so much trash out here that needed to be picked up,” said Chattahoochee Tech student Jessmaine Starks. “It was a lot of fun to participate, and I feel good about helping.”
Students in the Environmental Technology program at Chattahoochee Tech can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree, which offers a water quality specialization. The college also offers Technical Certificates of Credit for Environmental Field Technician and Water Quality Technician.