Volunteers sought to help clean Lake Vermilion

Volunteers sought to help clean Lake Vermilion

DANVILLE — Volunteers are needed to help with a spring cleaning of Lake Vermilion, Danville's recreational and drinking water source.

Aqua Illinois and the Lake Vermilion Water Quality Coalition will sponsor the 12th annual "Lake Vermilion Cleanup Day," from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 30. In the past, this project has helped enhance the natural beauty and overall cleanliness of the lake, according to lake officials.

The cleanup will concentrate on two areas: debris in the lake, removing things like barrels, tires and runaway dock floats, and shoreline cleanup. Residents who live on the lake with debris they would like to get rid of can bag, box or neatly pile it for removal that day. Make the items plainly visible for removal.

Any organizations or individuals who wish to volunteer their services would be greatly appreciated. All participants are asked to meet at the Vermilion County Conservation District's boat-trailer parking lot no later than 8 a.m. Participants should wear clothing appropriate for the job. Gloves will be provided. Aqua will provide donuts and refreshments before work begins and will serve lunch at the end of the cleanup.

Those with questions may call David Cronk, Aqua production manager, at 443-8541 ext. 58123.

Aqua Illinois provides water and wastewater service to more than 62,000 homes and businesses in Boone, Champaign, Cook, Dekalb, Kane, Kankakee, Knox, Lake, Ogle, Vermilion, Will, and Winnebago counties in Illinois. 

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