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Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shoreline Cleanup Begins March 17

The Adopt-the-Shoreline organization at the Lake of the Ozarks is reminding area residents, businesses and community organizations that the 2012 Spring Shoreline Cleanup begins this weekend and continues through April 15.
Bryan Vance, coordinator of Adopt-the-Shoreline, is encouraging all member groups to participate. In addition to Adopt-the-Shoreline members, volunteers are encouraged to come out and help make the event a success.

“Members and volunteers clean more than 500 miles of the lake’s shoreline each spring,” Vance said. “Cleanup participants really appreciate help from individuals who come out and clean coves and stack materials that volunteers pick up by boat.”

For individuals cleaning coves, Vance offers the following guidelines:

• Remove only the man-made debris collected on the shoreline.
• Natural debris such as brush, leaves or trees will not be accepted.
• If you have stored old non-encapsulated flotation material, please do not ask Adopt-the-Shoreline volunteers to remove the old foam. As a dock owner, you are responsible for disposing of the old dock flotation materials.
• Household trash will not be removed. Only shoreline trash will be accepted.
• Stack all trash for pickup in a location easily reachable by pontoons or barges.
• For the removal of trash collected, notify the Zone Coordinator in your area, or call the Adopt-the-Shoreline office at 573.365.9252.
• Remember, volunteers only clean an area once and some areas are not cleaned at all. Help early, and notify your Zone Coordinator, in advance, if you need items picked up.
Adopt-the-Shoreline is sponsored by Ameren Missouri, which provides administrative support, supplies trash bags, and pays for disposal. The cleanups are performed entirely by volunteers. For more information or to volunteer, contact a Zone Coordinator to locate the zone you would like to work.

Zone 1, Bagnell Dam to 9 mile marker, Phil Thompson, 573.365.9201; Alan Sullivan, 573.365.9329
Zone 2, Gravois Arm, Johnie Ray,573.372.5248; Jay Polchow, 573.392.5742
Zone 3, 9-16 mile marker, Bruce Thomson,573.365.2623; Brett Bachelier, 573.365.2751
Zone 4, 16-22 mile marker, Donn Nelson, 573.302.0123; Tim McGriff, 573.692.5999
Zone 5, Glaize Arm, Rick King, 573.302.2020
Zone 6, 22-31 mile marker, Ron Witt, 573.286.2925
Zone 7, 31-39 mile marker, Terry Cleary, 573.374.6284
Zone 8, 39-60 mile marker (Hwy. 5 side), Barry Campbell, 573.374.9114
Zone 9, 39-60 mile marker (Hwy. 7 side), Jan Shireman, 573.345.3765
Zone 10, Niangua Arm, Bruce Mitchell, 573.346.2477
Zone 11, 60-77 mile marker, Bryan Vance, 573.365.9252
Zone 12, 77 mile marker to Truman Dam, Amber Pennington, 660.438.7300
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Contacts: Missouri Communications, 314.554.2182, missouricommunications@ameren.com