Efforts to cleanup the lake’s shoreline continue throughout the month of October. The fall cleanup is sponsored by Ameren Missouri’s adopt the shoreline program. Due to the success of this year’s spring cleanup, volunteers have been able to branch out past the 50 mile marker. The adopt a shoreline program began in 1994 with nine civic clubs adopting 89 miles of shoreline. 20 years later, the program has grown to include more than 90 businesses, organizations, and property owners who have adopted more than 700 miles of shoreline.