Shoreline cleanup 2013 at Osprey

The sixth annual shoreline cleanup was held at Osprey, Link and Chain Lakes.

20th annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.   Special thanks to Gene and Kathy Tellier from London Ontario for donating volunteer prizes from the Thames River Cleanup 2013. Volunteers should be congratulated for making the environment a safer and more pleasant place to experience.

20th annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.  Special thanks to Gene and Kathy Tellier from London Ontario for donating volunteer prizes from the Thames River Cleanup 2013. Volunteers should be congratulated for making the environment a safer and more pleasant place to experience.

The “Friends of Osprey Lake” cleanup crew gathered again for the sixth annual shoreline cleanup at Osprey, Link and Chain Lake.

This is the 20th year that Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanups have been happening all over Canada and we were proud to be part of the effort.

Nineteen volunteers took to the water or shorelines of the three lakes to make it safe for all who inhabit or visit it.  Tellier’s Fisherman’s Cove hosted a campfire and potluck supper for those who helped out.

Once again there was a lot of discarded material from cigarettes and packaging of smoking material.  Also problematic was litter from sports fishing such as Styrofoam bait containers, plastic lids, fishing line, fishing hooks and bobbers.  Beverage bottles, cans, and caps composed some of the recyclable materials as well as a propane bottle and various pieces of metal and broken glass.  Unusual items retrieved from Osprey Lake were three full tackle boxes, fillet knives, butcher knife, Tracker location device, keyhole saw, comforter, blue jeans, food and beverage items.

We want to extend our thanks to the City of Princeton for waiving the landfill fees.  Many thanks also go to Norm Christman for transporting the garbage weighing approximately 500lbs.  We also recognize the Osprey Lake Ratepayers Association for hosting the information on their Website.

To get involved in a cleanup near you, go to Shoreline Cleanup.ca and become a coordinator or participant.  It is up to all of us to make our waterways safe and enjoyable for all.

Terry Tellier

Coordinator Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup – Osprey Lake