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Spring 2015 Lake Wateree Cleanup Nets 1,800 pounds of trash
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Spring 2015 Lake Wateree Cleanup Nets 1,800 pounds of trash

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On Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, 16 volunteers put on cleanup show for those enjoying Wateree.

Spring 2015 Lake Wateree Cleanup Nets 1,800 pounds of trash

Wateree Spring 2015 Cleanup

The final cleanup count is in! On Saturday morning, while boaters were camped out on shore and were enjoying beautiful weather on the water, cleanup volunteers were visible on the lake. The cleanup boats putted around loaded up like trash barges, providing a visual reminder that there are folks who care about keeping the lake clean, and those who were enjoying the lake should pack out what they pack in.

 

Highlights from the 1,800-pound haul:

  • 55 filled trash bags
  • 5 chairs
  • 5 tires
  • 2 rims
  • 1 small grill
  • 1 quarter-full gas can
  • 1 Christmas tree (artificial, ~6 feet), complete with lights

 

There are also many thanks to go around:

  • Covekeepers and volunteers, for coming out and spilling the elbow grease
  • Special thanks to Larry Risvold and Patti Ingram for their help in planning and organizing
  • Palmetto Pride, for providing bags, gloves, water and trash pickup
  • Everyone who spread the word

 

And stay tuned! We'll do this again at the end of the summer!

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