Table Rock Lakes shoreline doesn’t clean itself

The Table Rock Lake Shoreline Cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2007. Everyone is invited to participate and volunteer teams are being coordinated. Community members can make a difference in protecting the environment and your contribution toward this effort is needed and is greatly appreciated. All participants will receive a free t-shirt and a coupon for a free night of camping at any Table Rock Lake Corps of Engineers campground.

This annual event is extremely important in keeping the local waterways clean and more enjoyable for everyone to use. The main goal is to remove as much trash as possible while involving all of the people that live in the Table Rock Lake watershed. In 2006, over 900 volunteers cleaned up 350 miles of shoreline and removed 28 tons of trash.

With the increasing number of volunteers assisting also comes the added expenses. Major costs involved in this event are providing dumpsters, gloves, snacks, water, and t-shirts for the volunteers. In order to make this event possible support from local businesses is needed.

The majority of the cleanup is done on the day of the 7th but the dumpsters will remain in place until Monday, April 9th. If you would like to organize a team, be assigned to an existing team, or find out more information call Table Rock Lake Water Quality at 417-739-4100.