Lake Pueblo cleanup September 19

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

“The first time I ever dove at Lake Pueblo, my dive buddies and I brought up fishing poles, lures, anchors, swim goggles, a diver’s mask and a 35 mm camera,” Wynn said. “And that’s just the stuff we chose to take with us.”[…]

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19, with groups meeting at both the North and South marinas. “Last year, we had nearly 100 volunteers and we collected 1,100 pounds of trash,” Wynn said. Most of the trash last year came from along the shoreline. While nine scuba divers participated, Wynn said more are needed. She also needs boaters willing to transport volunteers to remote coves at the lake and people to help register participants…

The event also will let participants get in touch with a worldwide community concerned about the increased accumulation of trash in waterways. Project AWARE (Aquatic World Awareness, Responsibility and Education) is a 20-year-old effort by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors to conserve underwater environments. Worldwide, participants in more than 175 countries will participate in this year’s International Cleanup Day. For information about the event, call 543-3483.

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