Green Apple Day of Service - Central Plains Service Project 2012
Clean Up Big Eleven Lake
Join the Central Plains Chapter Green Schools Committee for a morning outside cleaning up Big Eleven Lake in Kansas City, KS. The Chapter is joining with Wyandotte High School Science students, the Blue River Watershed Association and Keep Kansas City Beautiful to clean up the four-acre urban lake in the heart of Kansas City, KS.
Big Eleven Lake has been an urban park and oasis for over 100 years. Science students at Wyandotte High School have been performing water testing with the Blue River Watershed Association at this and other area urban lakes for several years, and have been working to clean up and beautify this urban park.
Saturday, September 29
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Big Eleven Lake is located north of 11th Street, between State Avenue & Washington Blvd. in Kansas City, KS.
A refreshment station will be available.
From I-635 exit State Avenue and head east about 2 miles.
From I-70 exit North 18th Street, go about 2 miles to State Avenue, turn right about 1/2 mile.
Off-street parking is available to the east of the Kennedy Community Center at 10th and Washington. Enter off 10th Street. Additional parking is available in the gravel lot south of the lake at State and 11th Street.
SUPPLIES TO BRING:
Keep Kansas City Beautful is providing litter kits that include bags, gloves, shovels, rakes and other items. Volunteers are asked to bring their own tools. Preferred tools include hip waders, work gloves, rakes, shovels, hand tools for planting, and other gear as we'll be removing trash and brush from the lake shore, clearing invasive species and picking up litter.