We all know that sometimes nature just takes it course. Not too long ago we had some serious rain storms come through. Our beautiful Lake Tenkiller was flooded and accumulated a lot of trash! Lake Tenkiller is a popular place for boating, fishing, and diving. Over here at Tour Tahlequah we realized that we needed to do something about it so we took action! In August we held our first event Tidy Up Tenkiller.
The event had great response and the numbers reflected that. 160 volunteers
- Roll off dumpsters weighed in with 27.6 tons/55,200 lbs. of debris
- 200 tires @ 25 lbs. each = 5,000 lbs collected and removed
- 1,024 30 gal. bags @ 5 lbs. each collected on land = 5,120 lbs of debris
Total debris collected: 65,302 lbs./408 lbs. per volunteer over 3 days removed from the lake!
We decided, because this worked so well we would do it again! Tidy up Tenkiller ROUND 2!
Fall clean up is going to be at Chicken Creek & the surrounding area.......and ALSO......Snake Creek Island!
FREE T-SHIRTS to the first 50 who register!
Go to www.laketenkiller.com to register
Take pride in your town and let's make this event even bigger then the next!
By: Tim Bradshaw
Tour Tahlequah Marketing Specialist