The Grand Lake Shoreline Cleanup, originally scheduled for earlier this month, will take place this Saturday, May 30.
Adverse weather led organizers to postpone the cleanup set for May 2. However, the event moves ahead this weekend, and organizers are hoping that many volunteers will turn out to "lend a hand for Lady Grand."
Made possible by a partnership between the Grand Lake Sail and Power Squadron (GLSPS), the Monkey Island Association and the Grand River Dam Authority, the shoreline cleanup is an opportunity for lake residents to unite their efforts to keep Grand Lake’s scenic shoreline beautiful and free of trash and debris.
"We are pleased that, for the fifth year in a row, we are able to be a part of this cleanup effort. It highlights the concern many residents have for the lake," said GRDA Community Relations Director Holly Moore. "GRDA is proud to be a part of the effort and is very appreciative of organizations like the GLSPS and the Monkey Island Association, as well as the volunteers who donate their time to keep the shoreline beautiful. Dr. Larry Stout, with the GLSPS, has really been the driving force behind this all these years and GRDA certainly appreciates his leadership and commitment to this effort as well."
Dumpsters will be conveniently located at four different sites around the lake this year: Grove Springs Park (behind McDonalds); Bernice State Park; Grand Lake RV Resort; and at the GRDA Lake Patrol Headquarters at the Pensacola Dam.Dumpsters will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 30 - no household garbage or commercial dumping of dock foam is allowed.
Anyone interested in taking part can contact the GRDA Community Relations Department 918-256 5545, ext. 4444 for more information.