LAKE OZARK, Mo. (March 21, 2023) – It’s time for spring cleaning, and at Lake of the Ozarks, hundreds of residents are stepping outside to clean up the shoreline. The annual Adopt-the-Shoreline spring cleanup at Lake of the Ozarks gives community members the opportunity to sign up a team to “adopt” five miles of lake shoreline. Ameren Missouri, the event's primary sponsor, is providing trash bags and dumpster services for those cleaning up around the lake.
"After the quieter winter months, it’s fun to see people come outdoors again with their family and friends to beautify our lake community," said Greg Stoner, environmental specialist at Ameren Missouri. “We all have created many memories at the lake, and being a part of caring for it makes that connection even stronger. We’re able to have an incredible impact when everyone pitches in.”
Volunteers can contact Ameren Missouri directly at 573.365.9203 to adopt a section of the shoreline and arrange for trash services. The program will run through April 30.
The Adopt-the-Shoreline program enables interested groups and residents to adopt portions of the Lake of the Ozarks shoreline for litter control. Since 1991, more than 13,000 volunteers have removed more than 5 million pounds of trash from the lake's shoreline. Each adopting group is responsible for cleaning a minimum of five shoreline miles and participating in at least two shoreline cleanup events. Volunteers are always welcome and needed to make the program a success.
For more information about the Adopt-the-Shoreline program, visit AmerenMissouri.com/Lake.
About Ameren Missouri
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 132,000 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 on Twitter at @AmerenMissouri or Facebook.com/AmerenMissouri.