Go fishing for trash to help Alamo Lake

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February 28th, 2008

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Go fishing for trash to help Alamo Lake
PHOENIX – It’s time to go fishing for trash to help one of the state’s most productive and popular fishing holes, Alamo Lake.

Arizona Game and Fish Department experts predict that Alamo Lake, about one hour and a half west of Wickenburg, will be one of this year’s hottest fishing spots in Arizona.

The problem is the amount of trash that has accumulated in this area during the past year. The solution? Come join volunteers and Game and Fish Department employees to clean up the shoreline and the Alamo Wildlife Area.

The 9th annual Alamo Lake Cleanup March 1 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. In the past seven years, volunteers have picked up over 21 dump trucks full of trash around Alamo Lake.

“Volunteers have removed everything from a kitchen sink to an old truck frame including the engine block,” says Alamo Lake wildlife manager Stewart Kohnke. “This is a great opportunity to give something back to a lake that so many local people enjoy.”

The department will provide boats and trash bags for those who do not have them. The Alamo State Park will waive camp and launch fees for participants staying at the Cholla Campground Group Use Area. Registration begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 29 and runs through the morning of March 1 at the group use area.

Come on out and help us make a difference.

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