The first Team Up to Clean Up, Eufaula Lake Styrofoam pickup was a success. The event was held on Saturday, September 12 and volunteers were able to collect four, thirty square yard roll off bins worth of foam.
There were twelve volunteers that helped out with the event. Eight boats were used to pick up foam from various areas around the lake. There were two sites at which the collection bins were placed, one of the sites being a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operated park. Oklahoma Rock Quarry and Cardinal Ballard Towing helped in loading the huge volume of foam that was brought to the collection sites. After the collection took the place the bins were then transported to a free solid waste disposal which was donated by Waste Management Corporation, Muskogee Landfill.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Eufaula Lake office was able to assist in having a boat out on the lake collecting foam and also have employees at the collection sites assisting in bringing the foam to the bins. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is appreciative to the Team Up to Clean Up group, as they have utmost respect for the environment and they play a huge role in keeping Eufaula Lake a beautiful place. The Eufaula Lake Office is lucky to have such a hard working and passionate group in Team Up to Clean Up to partner with in the multiple cleanups that they have organized throughout the year. We look forward to continuing participation in cleanup events as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to uphold the environmental quality of Eufaula Lake.