The lakes are thawed and it’s about time to start doing our part to keep them clean! Here are the details for each of our dives:
- Saturday, May 14, 9am: Lake Monona at Olin Park to clean up along John Nolen Drive. Meet at Olin Park Boat Launch and ride the barge. Have your gear on the barge at 9am. We have limited space available on the barge, so let John and Ellen know if you’re going at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sunday, May 15, 8:30am: Lake Mendota at the Lake Street boat launch. You can drop off your gear and find a place to park. We’ll have the barge to put garbage on. The ramp is used by the fire department so don’t block it.
- Saturday, May 28, 9am: Lake Waubesa from Chad’s house (address will be provided at May’s meeting). Bring trash bags and a tarp, as we’ll have to haul garbage away from this site.
- Sunday, May 29, 9am: Lake Kegonsa at Pleasant Spring boat launch. Drop your gear off near the water and park on the grassy area closer to the street. Don’t use the boat trailer spots.
We can use anyone’s help: divers, shore support, folks to clean the shoreline, and people to help lift garbage onto the barge. Bring your friends!
For all dives you’ll need your own gear, a dive flag, and goodie bags. You must sign a waiver, either at the May meeting or at the dive site. Avoid diving under other people’s floats and under the barge to avoid having something dropped on your head. Be careful of boat traffic, especially at the Memorial Union. Breezeway Bubbles and Diversions are offering free air fills for the clean up dives and also discounted gear rental. Just mention it’s for the Four Lakes Cleanup dives.