Sunday, March 20, 2011

Beautiful Morning at Lake Arrowhead State Park

Saturday was gorgeous at Lake Arrowhead State Park. The Friends of Lake Arrowhead State Park and the Rolling Plains Texas Master Naturalists sponsored a cleanup of the park. Many members of both groups as well as some other volunteers gathered at the dining hall (near the fishing piers) to pick up trash bags, gloves and grabbers and gather trash.

The park was very busy, with spring break in full swing. Every campsite was full, the boat ramp parking full with trucks and trailers, the fishing piers packed, and many of the picnic pavilions in use. It was good to see so many people out.

The lake level is low, since we haven't had rain in a long time. Between the low water level and the burn the park conducted in January, most of the paper trash was gone, but the cans and bottles were easy to spot. We were able to pick up several bags of trash in a short time and then enjoyed hot dogs on the patio.

I took some picutres, but have managed to misplace my hook up to download them into my computer, so later for those.

1 comment:

  1. Just an update--volunteers picked up 600 lbs of trash during this cleanup. Good work!