Ameren says the 2019 Fall Shoreline Cleanup was another successful effort by local volunteers to keep the lake clean. 48 volunteers participated in the event, collecting 110 cubic yards of trash weighing in at 11 tons. A lot more waste seems to accumulate over the winter. Volunteers will attempt to tackle that problem during the annual Spring shoreline cleanup. During the 28th annual spring cleanup held last year, 440 volunteers removed 732 cubic yards of trash from over 480 miles of shoreline. That works out to 64 tons of trash, or about 300 pounds of garbage removed per volunteer.

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