Volunteers are needed to participate in the Army Corps of Engineers’ annual fall litter pickup Sept. 6 at Nimrod Lake. Volunteers are asked to meet between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at Carden Point Park pavilion to register for the cleanup and be assigned an area around the lake to pick up litter.
After the litter has been picked up, volunteers are invited to gather at Carden Point Park pavilion for a free lunch and the chance to win a prize for their morning of hard work.
“The ultimate goal of this event is to heighten individual awareness of the responsibility each person has to keep our lake and the surrounding shoreline clean so that everyone may enjoy this valuable resource,” local coordinator of this year’s cleanup Park Ranger Lisa Owens said. “Litter is everyone’s responsibility. Although not all of us litter, we all live here and must work together to keep it clean and green.”
Everyone in the Nimrod Lake area is encouraged to participate in this year’s litter-pickup effort. Civic and service organizations, church and youth groups, school groups and clubs, scouts, individuals, families, neighborhoods, and businesses can put together cleanup teams and pitch in.
Groups that wish to participate are asked to contact Lisa Owens at the Nimrod Lake Office by Sept. 2 to register and make arrangements to receive trash bags and cleanup assignments. By registering early, groups can forgo meeting at Carden Point Park the morning of the cleanup.
Volunteers can call the Army Corps of Engineers Nimrod Lake Office at 479-272-4324 for details on how to help. Trash bags and supplies will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves.
Sponsored by the Army Corps of Engineers Nimrod Lake Office, the cleanup is being held in conjunction with National Public Lands Day, a National Environmental Education Foundation Program; and the Great Arkansas Cleanup, the annual fall statewide litter pickup campaign promoted by Keep Arkansas Beautiful, a state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc. and a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.
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