Kylie Fluhart, a seventh grader at E.T. Booth Middle School, decided a fitting way to celebrate Earth Day was to organize a lake cleanup event. She made flyers and distributed them to her neighbors in Victoria Downs Dockside.
At least a dozen people participated throughout the day. With the concerns of social distancing, there may have been more who went out on their own.
“I wanted to do a lake clean up because I want to protect the wilderness and all of the life inside of it. I am very fond of animals and believe that they should be protected in their natural habitats. I also live here on Lake Allatoona and have noticed that there is trash in the shallow water and in the woods around the lake, creeks and streams. So, I thought Earth Day was a great opportunity to clean up the lake,” Kylie said.
“I think it went great. I was so excited to see some of my neighbors out to help. I scheduled the clean up around social distancing, so there could have been more people that we didn’t see. It made me proud to see how much trash was being picked up. There was so much, that each member of my family had to hold about two full trash bags, and some people in my neighborhood had just as much! It was great, because we could have saved many plants and animals.”