It is once again time to “Lend a Hand to Lady Grand” during the 2014 shoreline cleanup event.

Scheduled for this Saturday, June 21, 9AM – 2PM, GRDA and the Grand Lake Sail & Power Squadron will provide dumpsters (free of charge) for the public to dispose of shoreline debris.

As always it is asked that you respect this process and please no household or commercial trash to be dumped in the dumpsters that are provided for shoreline debris.

You will find the dumpsters at these locations around Grand Lake:

·   Ketchum Church of Christ (east of Ketchum)

·   Bernice State Park

·   Grove Springs Park (O’Daniel Street, behind McDonald’s in Grove)

·   Old GRDA Lake Patrol parking lot at Pensacola Dam.

Each year during this event, volunteers help pick up the unsightly trash that litters the Grand Lake shoreline.

That not only helps keep the shoreline scenic but also safer for everyone.

GRDA recognizes efforts of 2014 spring shoreline cleanup 

The power of partnerships is again leading to a more scenic, safer Grand Lake shoreline.

Grand Lake debris cleanup

Just a portion of the debris collected during the spring shoreline cleanup at Grand Lake earlier this year.

In early April of this year, the Grand River Dam Authority partnered with several lake area businesses for a multi-day, lake wide cleanup effort, similar to one held in January 2013, prior to the Bassmaster Classic’s visit to Grand. This year’s early cleanup helped spruce up the shoreline ahead of the busy 2014 boating season.

During his “state of the lake” address at the third annual GRDA Lake Launch event at the Ecosystems and Education Center in Langley (Friday, May 2), GRDA Chief Executive Officer/Director of Investments Dan Sullivan recapped the effort and all those who helped make it happen.

“We had a very successful year,” Sullivan told the crowd. “All together, 36 semi loads were removed from the lake. That is 36.65 tons.”

Sullivan pointed out that, compared to the 2013 effort, those totals were much lower. However, less foam represented progress, he said.

“Last year, we had 103 semi loads, which represented about 135 tons,” he added. “We want to believe we did such a great job last year that there was just less out there this time. Our hope is that each year will represent less effort to keep the lake looking nice.”

Sullivan also presented certificates of appreciation to the businesses that helped with this year’s spring cleanup. Those included:

  • Arrowhead Yacht Club
  • Cedar Port Marina
  • City of Grove
  • Clearwater Bay Marina
  • Discount Dock Services
  • Goldner Co., LLC
  • Hammerhead West Marina
  • Harbors View Marina
  • Helm’s Everything
  • Jerry’s Dock Construction
  • Marine Max
  • Peter Boylan
  • Port Carlos Marina
  • Red 11 Marina
  • Ryan-O Dock Rollers
  • Shangri-La Marina
  • TowBoatU.S. Grand Lake
  • Ugly John’s Marina
  • Walker Hardware