ARDMORE, OK - On the shores of Lake Murray volunteers opened their trash bags and put on their work gloves for the third Lake Murray Shoreline Cleanup.
"A lot of glass, a lot of beer cans, a lot of the stuff you'd expect unfortunately out at the lake," said Aaron Taber, who joined in the effort to keep Lake Murray trash-free. He said after years of enjoying the lake he's ready to pay it forward..
"Now that I have kids of my own I'd like to come out here and just keep it clean and try to keep it clean for generations to come so they can enjoy it," Taber said.
About 300 volunteers participated in the cleanup. Organizers divided the lake up into 14 different areas and asked organizations and individuals alike to take on an area.
Amy Wisian--who helped organize the cleanup--explained how it works.
"People go out and pick up the trash and then they leave the trash bags on the road and the park rangers are picking up the trash today for us so it'll all be cleaned up," she said.
Wisian said people littering has made the clean up necessary.
"Instead of putting it in the trash can they put it on the land," Wisian said. "And so we just are trying to keep Lake Murray pretty."