While pursuing his love of fishing, David Grote started noticing that Lavon Lake was becoming trashy. He decided to do something about it by forming a group of volunteers named Lake Lavon Clean-Up to pick up trash along shorelines and in picnic/camping areas.
The effort started with a cleanup day Sunday, July 9 that attracted one half dozen volunteers. Since then, through the Facebook page, facebook/lakelavoncleanup, Grote has attracted about 200 volunteers. The second clean-up effort was held Sunday, July 16.
“It took off like wildfire,” he declared.
Grote, 40, is an avid fisherman and a freelance photographer. During his senior year at Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in photography in 2013, he completed a project in which he shot pictures of Lake Lavon, showing the beauty and trash. That project led him to start a group to tidy up around the lake.
By Joe Reavis • Staff Writer • [email protected]
For the complete story see the July 20 edition of The Princeton Herald or click here for the e-Edition.