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Volunteers Brave Weather Conditions to Make 2013 Cleanup Successful
More Than 375 Miles of Shoreline Cleaned During the 22nd Annual Event

This year, spring weather conditions posed various challenges for 50 volunteer groups that participated in the 22nd Annual Shoreline Cleanup. However, the 447 volunteers that supported the groups managed to clean more than 325 miles of shoreline and remove 578 cubic yards of trash and debris weighing more than 25 tons.

“We are proud and pleased with the hundreds of volunteers who braved the elements, as well as Mother Nature’s cold and wet spring conditions,” said Ameren Missouri’s Bryan Vance, coordinator of the annual event.  “Often during cleanup activities, many of the adopting groups work in less than desirable conditions. Fortunately, those who weren’t able to make it out this spring have already started making plans for the fall cleanup.”

Vance said under the circumstances, this year’s effort proves the Adopt-the-Shoreline program has the most dedicated and committed volunteers at the Lake.

Ameren Missouri, which sponsors the Adopt-the-Shoreline program, paid more than $9,000 to dispose of the trash and debris collected. In addition, numerous local organizations and individuals donated boats and other equipment the volunteers needed to make the event successful.

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CONTACT: Missouri Communications, 314.554.2182, missouricommunications@ameren.com