Volunteers take 4 tons of trash out of Lake Taneycomo
BRANSON (AP) - A volunteer cleanup of Lake Taneycomo shoreline turned up nearly 4 tons of trash, including broken docks, tires and several fishing poles.
The volunteers swept over 10 miles of the shoreline on the lake near Branson in an annual cleanup effort. They worked between a park near Forsyth to near the Branson Lakeside RV Park.
Gopala Borchelt, executive director of Table Rock Lake Water Quality, said 4 tons of trash is significantly less than the effort has collected in the past. She said she believes people are becoming more aware of taking care of the lake.
The Springfield News-Leader reported the next major area cleanup will focus on the Table Rock Lake shoreline next April. It will be the 14th annual Table Rock Lake cleanup.