A crew of around 30 CRATA supporters heeded a call to action on the morning of Saturday, March 23, 2019, to pickup decades old trash that had been dumped on an old section of Goldmine Road. This section of Goldmine road, no longer open for public access, is now part of the Alabama Forever Wild property at Yates Lake and makes up part of CRATA’s John B. Scott Forever Wild hiking trail.

The trash was not only an eye sore for our hikers, but also a blight upon this beautiful wilderness area and the views it offers of Yates Lake and the Tallapoosa River. Our heart felt thanks goes out to our volunteers that tackled this important task and also to our major partner, Alabama Power Company for hauling the trash out of the area!