By Ronnie Weston| September 20, 2013 at 9:20 PM CDT - Updated July 21 at 6:55 AM
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.
The 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.
The 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.
Following 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.