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22nd Annual Spring Shoreline Cleanup Set to Begin
This Year’s Event is March 16 through April 14

Preparations are underway for the 2013 Spring Shoreline Cleanup at the Lake of the Ozarks. With cleanup activities set for March 16 through April 14, the Adopt-the-Shoreline organization is extending an invitation to businesses, residents, second homeowners and vacationers to participate.

Bryan Vance, coordinator for Adopt-the-Shoreline, which organizes the annual event, expects more than 800 volunteers, representing 60 Adopt-the-Shoreline member groups, to participate in cleanup efforts. He said that more boats and volunteers are always needed to help make the event a success.

“Last year, we continued to have incredible support from the Lake community, and we set another record for the most volunteer groups participating in our spring and fall cleanups,” Vance said. “As we head into the 22nd annual cleanup, the complexion of the Lake cleanup has certainly changed. Now, it is much easier to participate. Volunteers no longer need a work barge or old pontoon to haul out debris. Today, they can participate by having a small boat or pontoon. Or, they can walk along the Lake, cleaning a few miles of shoreline with trash bags. This has opened the opportunity for many more groups to participate. With greater participation, we hope to set another record in 2013.”

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. The Adopt-the-Shoreline office can be reached at 1.573.365.9252.


Zone 1

Bagnell Dam to 9 mile marker

Phil Thompson

Alan Sullivan




Zone 2

Gravois Arm    

Johnie Ray

Jay Polchow




Zone 3

9-16 mile marker

Bruce Thomson

Brett Bachelier




Zone 4

16-22 mile marker        

Donn Nelson




Zone 5

Glaize Arm      

Rick King




Zone 6 

22-31 mile marker

Ron Witt



Zone 7

31-39 mile marker


Terry Cleary      


Zone 8

39-60 mile marker

(Hwy. 5 side)


Barry Campbell


Zone 9

39-60 mile marker

(Hwy. 7 side)


Jan Shireman   


Zone 10

Niangua Arm


Bruce Mitchell


Zone 11

60-77 mile marker


Bryan Vance


Zone 12

77 mile marker to Truman Dam

Amber Pennington


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