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Celebrate Earth Day with Lake Cleanup Event

It's Earth Day. The occasion is celebrated every April 22, but some events take place on the weekends before or after. You can participate with a cleanup event today at Lake Springfield.
It's Earth Day.  The occasion is celebrated every April 22, but some events take place on the weekends before or after.

The first Earth Day was in 1970.  It was created in the U.S. to increase public awareness of environmental problems.

Now it's celebrated every year by more than a billion people in 180 nations. Earth Day is credited with starting the environmental movement in the U.S.

You can take part in Earth Day observances by helping out with an annual cleanup at Lake Springfield. 

The Annual Joe Kleiber Memorial Earth Day Celebration will be held Tuesday April 22nd.

This FREE event is for everyone, with shoreline, lake and river cleanup opportunities.  Pre-registration is required.  Please register by calling 417 836-4847 or emailing melissabettes@missouristate.edu

Bring your boat and help clean up a section on the James from Creighton Access to Southwood Access approximately 4.75 miles. Shuttling from the Southwood to Creighton Access will be provided. Those of you who don't feel up to a river experience join us at the Southwood Access to clean up Lake Springfield.

You can also grab a trash bag and pick up along the shore.  Earth Day is a perfect time to restore the natural beauty of the land by removing the man-made debris.  Trash bags and gloves will be provided.

When: Tuesday April 22nd, 2014
Check in at Southwood Access at 12:30pm              
Time: Shoreline, float/river and or lake cleanup begins at 1:00pm to 5:00pm
For more information visit our website at www.JamesRiverBasin.com

Where: Lake Springfield Southwood access just past the Veteran's Cemetery.
FROM LAKE SPRINGFIELD DAM:  Take Kissick Ave south, taking a left on Evans Road (Farm Road 188).  Look for Veterans Cemetery sign, turning left, and take Southwood Rd to the Southwood Access on the river.

If you have your own boat, drop it off at Joe Creighton Access: FROM SPRINGFIELD: Go east on Battlefield Road off Highway 65 to Farm Road 164. Before the bridge, turn north on Farm Road 193. Then drive to Southwood to check in and get a shuttle back to Creighton.

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