The Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce has decided to accept the challenge of getting the beach and lakefront cleaned up, and has set November 11 as the date for a communitywide effort.
"With the shoreline as exposed as it with the drought conditions, any refuse really tends to show," said chamber director Melanie Miller. "Also, it's the perfect opportunity to do something about it while the situation is visible. If our prayers for rain are answered, we may not have that opportunity for a long while."
The Pilot-Tribune, local Kiwanians and members of the Chamber Ambassadors have brought up the idea of a widespread clean-up.
"The concern to do something really circulated around the community. We have the database to reach all of the various organizations and be the hub for an effort like this," Miller said.
The chamber will be touching base with the city, National Guard and private companies in hope of arranging for pick up and disposal help. The schools, university and civic clubs will also be contacted.
Read the rest of this article in the 10/26 Pilot Tribune.