Annual Lake Clean Up Day BIGGER and BETTER at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park

Grand Lake St. Marys State Park in conjunction with the Lake Improvement Association and the Grand Lake Wabash Watershed Alliance will be once again hosting the Annual Lake Cleanup Day, Saturday April 30 from 9 until Noon. This year’s event will be EXPANDED to include inaccessible shoreline cleanup. Residents are being asked to get a team together and use their fishing or hunting boats to assist with the cleanup. It has been recognized that the past flood event delivered a lot of debris into the lake. The shoreline cleanup also may require hip boots or waders as well as some type of long handle equipment to reach back into the vegetation. A short organization meeting will be held April 29 – 6:00 pm at the Franklin Township Building (Montezuma Firehouse), 6805 St Rt 219.

As in the past clean up gloves and bags will be provided at the East Bank Launch Ramp, Windy Point Launch Ramp and West Bank Launch (note the two location changes). We ask that the collected debris be brought to these locations. Any large quantities that can not be mobilized to these locations shall be taken to another boat ramp if at all possible so that the State Park can access it with equipment. We ask that the State Park office then be contacted so pickup can be arranged.

Anyone want to get started sooner may gladly do so. We just ask that you contact the State Park office to advise what area has been completed and make arrangements for debris pickup if needed.

For more information, contact Brian Miller, Grand lake St. Marys State Park, 419-394-3611.