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Spring into action: Lake shoreline cleanup starts soon

Ameren Missouri calls on Lake of the Ozarks residents to unite in cleaning trash from the shoreline

LAKE OZARK, Mo. (March 19, 2024) – Spring is here, which means hundreds of Lake of the Ozarks residents will soon be gathering outdoors to clean up trash and debris from the shoreline. The annual Adopt-the-Shoreline spring cleanup offers community members the chance to register a team and “adopt” a section of lake shoreline. Ameren Missouri, the event’s primary sponsor, is supplying trash bags and trash disposal options for those participating in the lakeside cleanup.

“Our collective efforts create a profound impact when everyone lends a hand,” said Greg Stoner, environmental specialist at Ameren Missouri. “It’s an opportunity for families and friends to give back to this this place, which holds so many memories for all of us.”

Volunteers can contact Ameren Missouri at 573.365.9203 to adopt a section of the shoreline and arrange for trash disposal options. 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 14,000 volunteers have removed more than 5.5 million pounds of trash from the lake’s shoreline. Each adopting group is responsible for cleaning at least 5 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 135,000 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.