The results are in from the 22nd annual Shoreline Cleanup at the Lake of the Ozarks. 447 volunteers, representing 50 Adopt-the-Shoreline member groups, removed 578 cubic yards of trash and debris, weighing more than 25 tons, from over 325 miles of shoreline. Ameren Missouri, which sponsors the Adopt-the-Shoreline program, paid more than $9,000 to dispose of the trash and debris collected.
Weather conditions posed a challenge and prevented some groups from participating in this year’s cleanup, which began on March 16th. Bryan Vance, coordinator of the annual event, says under the circumstances, this year’s effort proves the Adopt-the-Shoreline program has the most dedicated and committed volunteers at the Lake. Vance says those who weren’t able to make it out this spring have already started making plans for the fall cleanup.