Lake Powell Cleanup on September 16

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The Lake Powell Community Alliance (LPCA) together with St. Andrew Bay Watch (RMA), Friends of Camp Helen State Park, and Bay County Audubon invite you to participate in a community effort to clean up Lake Powell. Sign-in will begin promptly at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, at the Lake Powell Park [boat ramp behind Publix] or at Camp Helen State Park. The cleanup will last until noon. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 50 volunteers to register! Participate in a ‘Chance Drawing’ to win some very nice prizes!

According to Emily Ellis, LPCA Vice-Chairperson, “This event is part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup and this is our eleventh year participating. We typically receive about 100 volunteers and we have removed over 30,000 pounds of trash from Lake Powell and her watershed. Every year we fill dumpsters provided to us by Bay County. We are proud to be part of this global effort. It’s a fun event for people of all ages who want to help maintain the health of the lake.”

In our little corner of the earth, we have a very unique and precious resource. Lake Powell was designated an Outstanding Florida Waterway in 1991. It is among the largest of the rare Coastal Dune Lakes which occur in only a few places around the world. Lake Powell is known for its beauty and biodiversity, as well as its exceptional recreational and educational opportunities. The Lake Powell Community Alliance (LPCA) is dedicated to protecting this natural resource.

This is a great opportunity to bring our community together for a common cause! Participants will be given a choice of areas to clean up with access by walking, wading, boating, or paddling. So, join the team / keep it clean – safely!

What to bring: closed-toed shoes, hat, sunscreen, grabber, work gloves, water, refillable water bottle, snacks.

Please consider bringing your boat, canoe, kayak, or paddleboard and join our armada of cleanup crews! If you do bring your watercraft, please bring required life jackets, whistle, and safety devices.

We will provide: nitril gloves, garbage bags, data cards, coffee, donuts, and water.

Schedule

8-9 a.m. – Sign-in and Orientation
9 a.m.-12 noon – Lake Cleanup
12 noon – Photos / Chance Drawing / Pizza

Lake Powell Community Alliance Mission: A community initiative dedicated to preserving the water quality and biodiversity of the globally rare and imperiled Lake Powell ecosystem through education, habitat restoration, watershed-based planning and community partnerships. LPCA is a Not-For-Profit 501(c3) FEI# 20-3730450.

Please spread the word and friend us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/LakePowellCommunityAlliance/. Do you have questions or ideas for ways in which YOU can help? Contact us at LPCA08@gmail.com.