2015 Angle Lake Clean Sweep Saturday

Angle Lake residents will gather at the public park boat launch at 9 am to collect trash bags, tools and instructions before setting out on the annual Angle Lake Clean Sweep Volunteer Event!

DATE: Saturday, July 25th
Clean up: 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM

Garbage bags and trash grabbers will be available to the group to assist in the effort of clearing the public spaces on the southwest end of the lake of the litter and debris. Volunteers from previous years have made a positive impact on the open space referred to as the Hughes Property, an area that is frequently used by a visiting population that does not seem to understand the concept of 'pack it in/pack it out' but instead display a behavior of disregard by instead choosing to throw their empty cans, bottle and trash into the brush and/or lake. With this behavior the area does not stay clean for long. Hence we'll be returning to this area to collect the new trash that has accumulated. With the extremely warm weather this year, use of this area is up and as a result there is an anticipation this may be a very big job again this year, however the more hands that turn out to help the less burdensome this will be on each of us individually. We are also expecting to have resources expand out into the public right of way of our local streets to collect trash and debris along the roads.

Lack of Platform Impacts More Than Just Fireworks
The loss of access to a floating platform has not only prevented the Shore Club’s ability to produce the annual Fourth of July display over the lake but also negatively impacts our ability of recovering the larger debris from deeper waters during our annual Clean Sweep Event. To prevent irreparable damage to volunteer boats that result from the soot and filth that leech off the deep water recovered items, the fireworks barge had been used as the collection point for transporting the debris back to the Public Park boat ramp for disposal. Since a platform is not available on which to haul the garbage removed from the lake bottom, our divers will not be able to finish cleaning the area beneath the public fishing pier as was planned.  Therefore volunteer efforts will be limited to focus on shoreline and public streets only.

Volunteers will split into groups where walkers will be assigned to concentrate on picking up litter on the shoreline all along the park, commercial bldgs., apartments and trailer park.  We will also be doing the streets from IB to Military Road and S 188th to S 200th.  Although our waders will concentrate their effort mainly on the SW end of the lake, it is not intended to discourage residents from taking their own initiative in collecting litter from their area and bringing it to the park collection point prior to 12:00 noon where the City will assist in disposing of it.

Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
Immediately following the event, participants will gather at the Angle Lake Manor Beach where the Angle Lake Shore Club will serve them lunch as a display of appreciation for their volunteer efforts. Additional prizes will be awarded through random drawing – must be present to win.

This is a good opportunity to get outdoors to enjoy some nice weather, teaming up with your neighbors in doing great things for the community, receiving a free lunch and possibly winning a valuable prize!

Photos from previous events are available for viewing at the following links:

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