Volunteers clean Edmond's Arcadia Lake shoreline
About 60 volunteers turned out for the Arcadia Lake sweep. They cleaned about 80 percent of the shoreline during the annual cleanup project at the Edmond lake.
EDMOND — Volunteers cleaned about 80 percent of the shoreline at Arcadia Lake during Lake Sweep, an annual cleanup project.
About 60 volunteers turned out Saturday to help with this year's project, said Nicole Offutt, Arcadia Lake administrative assistant.
“As hot as it has been, we would have been happy if only 20 people showed up,” Offutt said. “We moved the time to 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. hoping the cooler time of the day would work out better.
“It was cool and there was a breeze. By the time it got good and hot, we were out of there.”
The cleanup centered on the north side of the lake, from the equestrian trails to the park office.
Park crews were still counting bags of trash Monday morning. They already had gathered 96 bags and a lot of tires. Offutt expected that number to get higher.
Volunteers came in groups, including about a dozen members of Troop 91 Cub Scouts. This year, Offutt said, a number of individuals also came to help.
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