The inaugural “Keep Lake Beautiful” cleanup day was a big hit! Hosted simultaneously in the towns of Groveland, Leesburg, and Sorrento, the event was sponsored by the Lake County Board of Commissioners, Senniger Irrigation, Niagara Bottling, Waste Pro, Progressive Waste Solutions, and WCA. Six tons of litter and debris were collected by around 130 volunteers, who worked along the right of way in designated corridors.
Lisa DuRant and her son, Ronnie collected litter in Sorrento Park. “We love our community, and we are very excited about this event,” DuRant said. “East Lake County is worthy of the gem that it is and we should all be pitching in to keep it that way.
Ronnie agreed, saying, “I like helping the community.”
“Keep Lake Beautiful” is a volunteer organization, which is an affiliate of “Keep America Beautiful,” the country’s leading nonprofit agency that focuses on building and maintaining vibrant community. Information is available at lakecountyfl.gov/KLB or call 352.343.9639 to find out about future events.