Beaver Lake clean-up scheduled for Sept. 30

Friday, September 22, 2017

The annual Beaver Lake clean-up will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30. Registration is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. at Prairie Creek Park at the launch ramp, Dam Site Park at the cutoff wall next to the dam, Rocky Branch Park at the launch ramp and Hickory Creek Park at the campground boat ramp. Volunteers will be given a free T-shirt, trash bags and a lunch ticket wristband.

Cleanup is slated from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., where volunteers will be directed to areas of the parks and shorelines that need to be cleaned. Volunteer boaters will be available to transport participants to areas not accessible by the road, allowing volunteers to remove all accessible debris from the shoreline and inside the parks.

Do not dig up items or attempt to bring in tires or large chunks of Styrofoam. Instead, make a note of the location of these items so the park rangers can remove them in a safe manner. If you find a very unusual item, bring it to lunch with you to enter the Most Unusual Item contest. Look for specially tagged Coca-Cola bottles that have been randomly hidden around the lake. If you find a “Message in a Bottle,” bring it with you to lunch for a special prize.

Lunch and other festivities will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Prairie Creek Park Grand Shelter. You must show your armband to participate. The Most Unusual Item contest winner will be announced during lunch, and volunteers with wristbands will be entered into a door prize drawing to be held after lunch.

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