Adopt-the-Shoreline volunteers will soon begin scouring Lake of the Ozarks shoreline for trash and debris as the 2011 Fall Shoreline Beautification Cleanup at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks gets underway. Cleanups begin Saturday, Sept. 17, and will continue through November. The Adopt-the-Shoreline organization says there are a lot of opportunities for additional businesses, residents, second homeowners, and even vacationers, to participate.
The fall cleanup follows a very successful 2011 spring cleanup in which 69 groups participated—a record number for the annual event that began 20 years ago. During the spring cleanup, 681 volunteers removed nearly 2,000 cubic yards of litter and debris—weighing 70 tons—from more than 500 miles of shoreline.
“In the wake of spring’s record turnout, we hope to continue the momentum during the fall cleanup,” says Bryan Vance, Ameren Missouri shoreline management field coordinator, who also serves as Adopt-the-Shoreline coordinator. “A fall cleanup is a great opportunity to remove the trash and debris that accumulated during the busy summer season, as well as material that volunteers couldn’t get to in the spring cleanup. With more than 100 groups now participating in Adopt-the-Shoreline, there’s a good chance a group in your area will schedule a fall cleanup, and may need additional volunteers.”
Adopt-the-Shoreline is sponsored by Ameren Missouri, which provides administrative support, supplies trash bags, and pays for disposal, but the actual cleanup work is performed entirely by hard-working volunteers.
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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