The Greater Tenkiller Area Association is seeking volunteers for “Tidy Up Tenkiller,” the group’s long-term community effort to sustain the lake, which is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Volunteers will meet at Chicken Creek South, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers camp.
Organizer Don Nowlin said Wednesday that the group holds about three clean-up efforts each year, and October’s is the final one for 2020. He said at the last three previous clean-ups, volunteers removed approximately 50 tons (about 101,000 pounds) of debris from the lake after 2019 flooding left behind a terrible mess for those involved in the effort.
Nowlin said only 84 volunteers turned up at the most recent clean-up, but said there are usually more than 100 people who came out and pitched in.
Volunteers may register at www.laketenkiller.com. For more information, call Nowlin at (918) 457-4403 or visit the Greater Tenkiller Area Association’s Facebook page.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer