Lake Eufaula cleanup a success

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More than 90 Renew Our River volunteers took part in the annual Lake Eufaula cleanup Saturday, March 4.

“We were very fortunate to have such a great day to get so many volunteers around the shoreline,” said Renew Our Rivers volunteer coordinator and Alabama Power retired employee Brad Moore. “We had 10 boats and canoes comb the lake looking for trash. There was enough trash collected to fill a 40-cubic-yard dumpster.”

Volunteers from 6 to 80 years old were divided into small groups to search the shoreline for trash. The volunteers included the Eufaula Association of Christian Homeschoolers, Lakeside School, Wallace Community College SGA, Cub Scout Pack 124, Quitman Rotary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5850, Auburn University Fisheries students, St. James Church, the Alabama Power Service Organization and Energizers. The volunteers collected more than 25 loose dock floats and other items.

An environmental art contest was sponsored by the Friends of Lake Eufaula. for students from the Eufaula area. Halley Johnson was the winner of a $50 award.

After the cleanup, everyone was treated to lunch.

“This was a great cleanup,” said Mike Clelland, Alabama Power Renew Our Rivers coordinator. “None of this would be possible without the help from such a loyal group of the volunteers.”

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