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Lake County volunteers participate in St. Johns River Cleanup

RELEASE DATE: June 18, 2009

ASTOR — Seventeen volunteers joined the Lake County Department of Environmental Utilities in the 13th Annual St. Johns River Cleanup earlier this month to collect 1,100 pounds of trash.

River cleanup
Volunteers at the Butler Street Boat Ramp drag out a large section of aluminum siding from the St. Johns River.

The Lake County collection point at the Butler Street Boat Ramp on the St. Johns River was one of nine sites for the river cleanup event. More than 440 volunteers attended the annual St. Johns River Cleanup collecting 14 tons of trash.

“I would like to give a big thanks to Lake-Sumter EMS for standby medical assistance and the Lake County Solid Waste Division for trash removal assistance,” said Mike Bowers, Water Quality Services Director of the Lake County Department of Environmental Utilities.

For more information about the 13th Annual St. Johns River Cleanup, log on to www.volusia.org/cleanup/stjohns.htm or contact Mike Bowers, site captain for the Butler Street Boat Ramp, at (352) 343-3776.

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