The Smithville Lake clean-up day is scheduled for Saturday.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to park manager Derek Dorsey:

Derek Dorsey

“This is our 23rd annual Smithville Lake National Public Lands Day where we invite the public, concerned citiznes, boys scouts, and girl scouts to help clean up all the litter and trash that’s accumulated through the recreation season,” said Dorsey, ” In turn, we provide lunch after the event, as well as patches to keep track of how many years they have been coming to the lake clean up day.”

The group will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Jerry Litton Visitor Center prior to beginning their work.  Volunteers should wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.  Insect repellant is also recommended.

Participants are asked to pre-register so that organizers can anticipate the amount of food needed for lunch.  Those interested should contact Dorsey at 816-389-3947.

Press Release:

Volunteers are welcome for the 23rd Annual Smithville Lake Federal Lands Cleanup Day 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.  Particiapants should check in at the Jerry Litton Visitor Center at the south end of the dam on Route DD.

A free picnic lunch and a participation patch will be provided.  Groups and individuals are welcome.  But participants must -re-register so organizers will have a lunch count.  For more information or to register, call 816-389-3947.

Volunteers will be picking up litter that accumulated around the lake’s shoreline during the summer season.  Participants should wear sturdy outdoor clothes and bring drinking water.

The Missouri Department of Conservation is assisting with the event in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Clay County Parks and Recreation Department.