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Cleaning Up Shoreline At Lake Monroe

Last updated on Thursday, September 5, 2013

(LAKE MONROE) - On Sunday volunteers will be picking up trash along the shoreline of Monroe Lake.

According to Chris Zimmer, District Ranger on the Hoosier National Forest the pontoon boats are reserved, the food is ordered, and gloves and trash bags are on hand, but what event organizers still need are volunteers.

The cleanup starts at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Cutright Boat Ramp. As people arrive they'll be given a safety briefing and organized into crews before being sent out on boats. The boats and their crews are each assigned different sections of shoreline to clean up.

At 7 p.m. everyone will meet back at Cutright for an old fashioned cookout with all the fixings.

Zimmer says snacks will be provided but volunteers are asked to bring their own water and wear closed-toe shoes.
In order to have plenty of space on the boat and food for everyone, pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 100 people to register. To register call Dana at (812) 349-2960 or email dwilkinson@co.monroe.in.us.

Due to safety concerns, all volunteers must be at least 10 years of age. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or be part of an organized group with an official leader.

The event is sponsored by the Hoosier National Forest, Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs, Monroe County Stormwater Program, and the Army Corps of Engineers.

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