Public invited to Lake Pleasant ‘cleanup day’

Volunteers welcome Sept. 26

Independent Newsmedia
Posted 9/22/20

Celebrate National Public Lands day by taking part in a volunteer trash cleanup event 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at Lake Pleasant Regional Park, 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Road, Morristown.

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Public invited to Lake Pleasant ‘cleanup day’

Volunteers welcome Sept. 26

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Celebrate National Public Lands day by taking part in a volunteer trash cleanup event 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Lake Pleasant Regional Park, 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Road, Morristown.

The park hosts many visitors throughout the summer months, which makes keeping up with trash  along Lake Pleasant’s vast shoreline a difficult task.  Not only is litter ugly to look at, but it also can be a health risk for native wildlife.

Organizers are seeking volunteers to walk the shoreline and bag trash and litter. Because of the heat, the effort will start early. Participants must be in good physical condition with the ability to work outdoors, standing, walking, and or bending over in the desert heat the entire time.

Trash bags will be provided and water refills will be available at the check-in station. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves and trash pickers. Make sure to bring plenty of water. A sun hat, sunscreen and good hiking shoes are recommended.

Check in at the main entry station and then follow the “National Public Lands Day Lake Pleasant Cleanup” signs to the group campground. Sign-in will begin at 6:30 a.m.

A safety briefing will take place before the clean-up starts. Because of COVID-19 precautions, participants will be practicing social distancing at this event.

All volunteers will receive free admission to Lake Pleasant for the entire day.

Click here to register.

Call 602-506-9557 or email cody.contner@maricopa.gov for more information.

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