The 22nd annual Stockton Lake Cleanup Event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8. The event is held in conjunction with National Public Lands Day and is sponsored by the Missouri Stream Team, Kansas City Frogman Dive Club and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Volunteers are asked to meet at 8 a.m. at the Cedar Gap Shelter adjacent to the Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond Visitor Center and Administration Building and will be asked to assist with a variety of tasks lakewide. Tasks include shoreline litter pickup, underwater cleanup at beaches and boat ramps, trail maintenance and extension, and the planting of trees, flowers and shrubs.

Any individuals interested in volunteering may call the Stockton Project Office at (417) 276-3113 for more information or to register for the event. Interested individuals also may email

In appreciation of the volunteers’ efforts, a free lunch sponsored by the Stockton Chamber of Commerce will follow the cleanup at noon. Volunteers also will receive prizes donated from local businesses.

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