Boone Lake Association
BOONE LAKE ASSOCIATION
The Boone Lake Association (BLA) is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization created over 30 years ago out of a critical need to clean up Boone Lake. The lake had become a dumping ground for raw sewage, animal waste due to the runoff from over 630 tributaries that empty into the lake, natural waste as trees and branches forming slicks, and human trash. BLA has grown to over 600 members in 2014 consisting of lake property owners, environmentalists, concerned citizens, and altruistic businesses such as yours. The Association’s annual income is approximately $75,000 that is used principally to employ three full-time employees who work year round to keep our lake clean and trash free. Boone Lake Association is the only organization that cleans Boone Lake. The committed individuals who comprise our Board of Directors are all volunteers and receive no compensation for their participation in the Association.
Boone Lake is one of TVA’s most heavily used lake and is Northeast Tennessee’s largest recreational site enjoyed by tens of thousands annually. Located in the middle of the densely populated Tri-Cities area consisting of Bristol, Kingsport, and Johnson City, the lake is susceptible to large amounts of trash from residences, businesses, municipalities, and agriculture. This problem is highlighted by the amount of trash the community collects when BLA holds its Annual Clean-Up Day. Our last event took place on Saturday, April 25, 2015. We had over 400 participants at this our 16th annual clean-up. During this one day event, participants removed 24 tons of trash and 450 tires. BLA always caps off each Clean-Up Day with a free picnic and cash prizes at Winged Deer Park, Johnson City.
The drawdown of Boone Lake in October 2014 was tragic news for the Boone Lake community. The news became worse when TVA announced that dam repairs would take 5 – 7 years. While the lake still supports community recreation, the drawdown was disastrous news to the numerous businesses that line the shoreline and to property values on the lake. Many of our members wrongfully concluded that daily clean-up was not necessary. Litter Does Not Take a Holiday.
We are now asking more businesses to join us in insuring that this spectacular natural resource is cleaned, monitored, and protected for our community and for those who are drawn to it for recreation. To sustain our efforts, we are offering a new “Corporate Membership” so responsible businesses can join us in keeping the water clean and pure. With additional support, BLA can expand our water sampling program to include heavy metals testing to the testing we now do for e-Coli and other contaminates; BLA can upgrade our trash collection with the purchase of a skimmer allowing our crew to clean lake areas more efficiently and more frequently; BLA can also increase boating safety monitoring by identifying and removing obstacles to boaters, skiers, and jet skiers. We are offering four levels of support:
$250 Silver Membership $1,000 Platinum Membership
$500 Gold Membership $2,000 + Elite Corporate Membership
We ask you to review the materials we’ve included in this packet and join the other community responsible businesses listed below in supporting us to insure Boone Lake remains safe, clean, and pure.
Advanced Disposal Services Bristol Motor Speedway Boone Lake Marina
Bristol TN Essential Services City of Johnson City Cumulus Tri-Cities
Food City Holston Distributors Independent Sports Catering
Jay’s Dock Johnson City Power Board Lakeview Marina
Mullican Flooring Mountain States Health Alliance Republic Services
Rockingham Marina Severn Trent Services TVA
Please contact the following BLA members for more detailed information:
Ron Siegfried 423-538-0280 Zenda Nichols 423-484-5225
Larry Larson 433-575-2291 Frank Young 540-336-8249