Rain or shine, Enid Lake’s Volunteers for Waste Management’s Annual Clean Up Day is scheduled Saturday morning. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. and volunteers are urged to meet at the Enid lake Field Office, Bynum Boat Ramp or Bluford Road to help rid the areas of litter.
All volunteers will be required to wear an approved Department of Transportation (DOT) helmet while operating ATVs or UTVs during Clean Up Day activities.
The clean up day started in 2004 and Ranger Chris Hannaford reported that inclement weather has not interrupted the event in past years. During the last 15 years the annual event has been directly responsible for picking up over 938 compacted cubic yards of trash and debris, and removal of 815 tires from the shoreline and roadways of Enid Lake.
The total value of these volunteers is valued at approximately $337,504 making environmental stewardship a way of life around Enid Lake.
For more information about the clean up day at Enid Lake or other special events contact the Enid Lake Field Office at 662-563-4571 or visit http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/EnidLake.aspx.