• Avoid all Private Property unless you have permission from the owner.

  • Take appropriate safety measures when lake diving for trash. Including but not limited to life jackets; kayaks, paddle boards, or some sort of watercraft or flag to mark divers; weaker swimmers need to be supervised, especially children.

  • Pick appropriate clean-up routes. Avoid areas where boats and cars would present a danger.

  • Do not leave children unsupervised especially near busy roads and water.

  • Wear gloves, sunscreen, bug repellent and appropriate safety gear.

  • Be careful when picking up litter as items can be sharp. Use pick-up tools to create separation between you and the litter.

  • Store litter properly and safely. Recycle litter when possible.

  • If items are too hazardous to be picked up or you do not have the proper safety gear to handle it, leave the item where you found it.

  • Always clean-up in suitable conditions; good weather and daylight.

  • Litter is often dirty. Sanitize your hands after picking up trash and do not touch your face or eyes before cleansing your hands.

  • Bring a cell phone. Stay in touch and take lots of photos!!! (Don't forget to submit project descriptions and photos to

  • Work with other volunteers if they need help. We all have the same goal in mind.

  • Have fun and stay safe!

*Your participation in the MTC event is at your own risk. Your decision to participate as a volunteer is made of your own free will.

Sponsors, Supporters, and Endorsers of the Maintain the Chain Event

Fulton Chain of Lakes Association

Town of Webb

Town of Inlet

Adirondack Watershed Institute (of Paul Smith’s College)

Sixth and Seventh Lake Improvement Association