Adopt-the-Shoreline volunteers have begun scouring Lake of the Ozarks shoreline for trash and debris as the 2010 Fall Shoreline Beautification Cleanup gets underway. Cleanups will continue through November, and the Adopt-the-Shoreline organization says there are lots of opportunities for additional businesses, residents, second homeowners and vacationers to participate.
“Most adopting groups are telling us that our shoreline is becoming much cleaner due to the ban on non-encapsulated foam flotation material on boat docks,” says AmerenUE Shoreline Management Field Coordinator Bryan Vance. “The fall cleanup is a great opportunity to remove trash and debris that has accumulated over the summer since the spring cleanup. With more than 100 groups now participating in Adopt-the-Shoreline, there is a good chance a group in your area will schedule a fall cleanup and may need extra volunteers.”
Adopt-the-Shoreline is sponsored by AmerenUE, which provides administrative support, supplies trash bags, and pays for disposal, but the actual cleanup work is performed entirely by hard working volunteers.
During this year’s spring cleanup, 760 volunteers removed 1,710 cubic yards of litter and debris—weighing 130 tons—from more than 500 miles of shoreline. That’s about half the amount picked up during the 2009 spring cleanup in spite of having about the same number of volunteers. Vance says that indicates the volunteers’ efforts and the ban on non-encapsulated foam are making the lake cleaner.
To volunteer for the fall cleanup, use the following list of zone coordinators to locate the zone in which you wish to work. Then contact the zone coordinator to volunteer a few hours of your time to help clean up that area. You may also volunteer by calling the Adopt-the-Shoreline office at 573-365-9252.
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ADOPT-THE-SHORELINE ZONE COORDINATORS
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 573-346-3323
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 Jan Shireman 573-345-3765
Zone 10 Niangua Arm Bruce Mitchell 573-346-2227
Zone 11 60-77 mile marker AmerenUE 573-365-9252
Zone 12 77 mile marker to Truman Dam Amber Pennington 660-438-7300