Volunteer Divers Remove More Garbage from Angle Lake

A group of volunteers gathered 22 bags of garbage from the lake bottom and area around the shoreline of Angle Lake on Saturday, September 24. The cleanup was organized by Your Scuba Store (YSS) and SeaTac Parks.

Nine divers and 11 land-based volunteers participated in the cleanup, which took place from the park south to Angle Lake Trail. Katherine, a YSS volunteer, noted that no drug paraphernalia was found in the litter. She also successfully recruited a few additional park visitors to assist with the cleanup.

SeaTac Parks Projects & Operations Manager Mike Fitzpatrick said he is "grateful for the assistance from YSS and volunteers who participated in this event. SeaTac Parks is prepared to support another event in the near future."

The divers who participated in the cleanup noted that there was still a lot of litter on the lake bottom. They are planning to organize another cleanup event in December or January. The volunteers are also considering registering Angle Lake as part of the Adopt the Blue program, which would bring additional awareness to the lake and the need for diver assistance with cleanup efforts.

Adopt the Blue is a program that encourages people to adopt a body of water and help to keep it clean. Participants in the program can volunteer to clean up litter, remove invasive species, and educate others about the importance of water conservation.

The volunteers who participated in the Angle Lake cleanup hope their efforts will help make the lake a cleaner and more enjoyable place for everyone.

About YSS

Your Scuba Store!! PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center and PADI Boat ~ servicing Your Scuba Store needs in Hoodsport, WA, and Tacoma, WA. YSS Dive offers quality PADI Scuba Diving certifications, Discover Scuba Diving for beginners, guided tours for certified Divers, and scuba rentals. With over 30 years of combined experience, PADI Instructors John and Katherine Yackel have received over 5 straight years of Elite Instructor Awards and were featured in the 2020 First Quarter Undersea Journal in their Exceeding Expectations article. Whether you are a seasoned divemaster or looking to get into the sport, you will be welcomed at YSS Dive.  

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