Rain or shine, Keep Akron Beautiful, along with more than 250 volunteers, was all in for the annual Earth Day Clean Up at Summit Lake!
"It was awesome to have that many people come out, especially because it was cold and rainy," Community Outreach and Program Manager Johanna Barnowski told our 1590 WAKR newsroom of the event.
On Saturday alone, Barnowski tells us that as a group they collected roughly 3.31 tons of trash, and pulled 18 tires from Summit Lake!
"Old bikes that were rotted, some pipes, tires, and all kinds of things," Barnowski elaborated, giving us an idea as to just some of the items the group pulled from the lake. "This year, I'm actually happy to say that we didn't have anything that crazy pulled out of the lake, considering in the past we've had a loaded gun..."
There is still time to participate in Clean Up Akron Month! You have until Friday, April 26th, to sign up yourself or a group to clean up a piece of Akron. See more KeepAkronBeautiful.org.