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Ameren Missouri's Adopt-the Shoreline Volunteers Weathered the Storms During Annual Spring Cleanup

Lake Ozark, Mo. (June 14, 2018) — Despite the inclement weather experienced this spring, volunteers persevered and removed more than 640 cubic yards of trash weighing nearly 39 tons from the shoreline around the Lake of the Ozarks.

During one of the coldest Aprils on record, 400 volunteers representing 52 groups and 6 supporting members cleaned 425 miles of Lake of the Ozark shoreline. Even with the weather delays, Adopt-the-Shoreline participants were encouraged by the amount of debris they were able to remove in their annual effort to beautify the shoreline.

"Despite challenging weather our volunteers remained dedicated to keeping the Lake beautiful," said Ameren Missouri's Bryan Vance, coordinator of the Adopt-the-Shoreline program. "Many groups were extremely pleased by the efforts made by lakefront owners along their own shoreline, which allowed our volunteers to concentrate on more undeveloped areas where more trash had accumulated."

Ameren Missouri sponsors the cleanup, providing administrative support and trash bags as well as paying for disposal of debris and trash. The program is in its 27th year and is part of Ameren Missouri's continued commitment to serve as a responsible steward of the Lake and the surrounding environment.

For more information about Adopt-the-Shoreline, please visit us at AmerenMissouri.com/ats. If you are interested in volunteering or adopting your own section of shoreline, contact your zone coordinator or the Adopt-the-Shoreline office at 573-365-9252.

Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than 100 years, and the company's electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. Ameren Missouri's mission is to power the quality of life for its 1.2 million electric and 127,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. The company's service area covers 64 counties and more than 500 communities, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit Ameren.com/Missouri or follow us at @AmerenMissouri or Facebook.com/AmerenMissouri.

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For further information: Missouri Communications, 314.554.2182, missouricommunications@ameren.com