ARKADELPHIA (AGFC) –
DeGray Lake will host The Great Arkansas Cleanup in recognition of
National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 21. Registration will be at
the Spillway Area at DeGray Lake beginning at 8 a.m.
Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Keeping
DeGray Lake Beautiful Committee wants everyone to understand the
importance of keeping America beautiful and instilling life-long habits
of not littering and recycling. Scout groups, schools, employee groups,
fishing and scuba clubs, church groups and anyone who cares about public
lands are invited to participate with this cleanup.
will begin immediately following registration. Volunteers can pick up
trash bags and receive area assignments at the Spillway Area. Areas to
be assigned include campgrounds, remote shorelines, roadways and back
areas of DeGray Lake. Boats will be provided to transport volunteers to
some assigned areas.
the cleanup, all trash is to be bagged and placed at the recreational
area entrances or brought to the Highway 7 Area for proper disposal.
Lunch and prizes will be provided by local merchants from 12 noon to 2
p.m. at the Highway 7 Area Pavilion. The Litter Gitter Awards will be
presented to 10 individuals by random drawing and an award will be
presented for the most unusual item found.
If you are
interested in participating, please contact DeGray Lake Ranger Renea
Guin at 501-844-7344 or Russ Johnson, President of Keeping DeGray Lake
Beautiful at 501-256-4262.