Mark Your Calendar For February Lake Cleanup

During a five year period, volunteers and Corps of Engineers officials have picked up 425 cubic yards of trash during the annual cleanup day. This year, the event is scheduled on Feb. 28.

ENID LAKE – On Saturday, Feb. 28, volunteers will once again participate in the annual clean up at Enid Lake.  

The annual clean up day is an event planned and bolstered by community volunteers, along with the assistance of the Corps of Engineers. The groups combine resources to remove trash from Enid Lake ’s shoreline which not only benefits the environment, but also benefits the aesthetic value to the everyday visitor, according to a Corps spokesperson.

“In the past five years over 425 cubic yards of trash and hundreds of tires have been removed from the shoreline,” reported Gary Williamson, speaking of the efforts of Enid Lake Volunteers for Lake Management

Beginning in 2004, and continuing through 2008, each year this group has received a first place award from the State of Mississippi Keep Mississippi Beautiful Commission.

Pre-registration is not required. Volunteers will meet at 7 a.m. in three locations. Those interested in cleaning the north side of Enid will gather at Chickasaw Hill Boat Ramp. Volunteers who will focus on the south side of the lake will meet at Sylva Rena Grocery. A third group will meet at the Enid Lake Field Office to clean around the dam area.

All participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves. Children are especially encouraged to participate, with suitable adult supervision.

Trash will be picked up during the morning. Volunteers will then gather at the Enid Lake Field Office for lunch from noon until 1 p.m. Volunteers will also be given a t-shirt and have the opportunity to win door prizes.

Informational flyers and raffle tickets are available from any member of the organization. They are also available at the Herald office.

For any additional information, contact Gary Williamson , 662-473-3209 or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Enid Lake Field Office at 662-563-4571.

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