9.25.2010

Bountiful Lake Clean-Up for Austin Gridley's Eagle Scout Project

I was lucky to be able to spend a couple hours cleaning up the shoreline of Bountiful Lake this morning.  The clean-up was for my friend Gordon Gridley's son Austin's Eagle project.

I got to the lake a little after 8am and, after signing in, was given a bag and a section of shoreline to work on.  It actually wasn't as bad as I expected it to be.  That is not to say that there wasn't a lot of trash.  I had about half of a garbage bag full when I finished.  I would say that about 40% or the trash I picked up was cigarette butts, 40% fishing line and 20% other junk (bottles, wrappers, cans, etc.)  After finishing my assigned section, I kept going and walked all the way around the lake.  It was nice to experience the lake from another perspective (i.e. not in the water).

I saw several other people there that were walking around with bags and helping with the clean-up.  When I checked out, it looked like Austin had over a page of volunteers.

I wish Austin the best of luck in getting his Eagle Scout award and thank him for choosing to clean my regular swimming hole.

**UPDATE**
According to Gordon's blog, Austin had 32 volunteers for a combined 22 hours of work and 650 lbs of trash collected!  Check out Gordon's blog for a video (and news clip).  Nice job Austin!

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