Trash Bash Community Cleanup

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We each make a difference!  It’s our people and our amazing lake that make Clear Lake and Ventura such special communities.

What: Trash pick-up in the public and highly-visible areas

Where: Choose from the sites listed or your favorite spot

How: Register your team online. But hurry, while your favorite spot is still available! Or stop by the Lakeview Room in City Park on Cleanup Day and join a team or pick a site.

When: Saturday morning, April 22 or anytime the week of April 17-22.

Fun:  Be sure to enjoy the OutdoorFest Saturday April 22 in Clear Lake City Park!  Click here (LINK) for the schedule!

Details: All ages are welcome (young children should have supervision). Bags are available at the Chamber, 205 Main Ave., or Clear Lake Parks and Recreation office, 800 1st Avenue South, prior to cleanup day and at the Lakeview Room on cleanup day. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own heavy-duty work gloves and wear boots if planning to clean up wet areas.

If you are cleaning up prior to April 22, leave bags beside the garage at the Clear Lake Parks and Recreation office and leave a message @ 357-7010 to let them know.  Please limit the weight to fewer than 40 lbs. and double bag if necessary (the same as your weekly garbage removal).  No lawn bags will be picked up, as those can be disposed of at the yard waste site.

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Teams Participating This Year in 2017


  • Kellogg
  • Association for the Preservation of Clear Lake
  • Barnypok
  • CL Tel
  • CLEAR LAKE BANK & TRUST
  • CLHS Girls Tennis Team
  • CLHS Student Council
  • City of Ventura
  • Clear Lake Evening Lions
  • Clear Lake Jaycees
  • Cub Scout Pack 203
  • CurtisBurge
  • Evelsizer\'s Neighborhood Team
  • Futrell Family
  • Girl Scout Troop 21026
  • Girl Scouts Troop 20458
  • Glens Tire Service
  • Goats rule
  • Hillbilly Heights
  • JimmiXzSq
  • KELLOGGS
  • MBT Bank
  • McKesson Corporation, Clear Lake DC
  • N. 35th Street Neighborhood
  • North Iowa Spin/North Iowa Touring Club
  • OlegsStexy
  • Sailipfax
  • Share Life
  • SlafeBedBof
  • Team Agapé
  • Team Lovell
  • Timberfin
  • Troop 75 Boy Scouts
  • VFW Post 4868
  • Woodford Lumber and Home
  • porabliuss

Master’s Challenge

Augusta isn’t the only place to win the coveted “Green Jacket” in April. But you won’t even have to practice. Just mention that your team is vying for it when you reserve the cleanup site.

The winner is based on the following factors: number of years helping with the community cleanup; difficulty of cleanup site; number of volunteers. A complex algorithm, shrouded in the tradition and mystery of the Masters, is used to help determine the winner.

Winning teams have their name embroidered on the Green Jacket. Master’s Challenge Title Holders include

  • 2017 – MBT Bank
  • 2016 – CL Tel
    2015 – Team VFW 4868
    2014 – North 35th Street Neighborhood
    2013 – Clear Lake Evening Lions
    2012 – Clear Lake Church of Christ
    2011- Association for the Preservation of Clear Lake
    2010 – Clear Lake Bank and Trust

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Sharing My Story: Andrea

Earth Day Clear Lake - Andrea Shares Her StoryCan one person really make a difference in this world?

Like a pebble tossed into a calm lake, one person’s action can have an amazing ripple effect.

Andrea Evelsizer believes that each of us can have an impact on the environment, whether it’s by helping with the Earth Day community cleanups, recycling, or using non-toxic products in their household. “If you talk with just one friend or neighbor about taking positive action, then maybe they will start making small changes with their families,” she said. “Hopefully, that next person will talk with someone and then they will talk with someone and so on, resulting in noticeable improvements.”

“And you can’t expect children to do things unless you lead by example,” the mother of two said with a big smile. “However, you must also learn from your children. Many schools now have strong programs that focus on environmental issues and conservation, so when they are excited about it from school, then it’s the perfect time to start trying new things at home.”

“Reduce, reuse, and recycle is a good mantra for all of us to follow, as well as a great way to save money and help the planet,” she noted.

Andrea, her husband Vince, and their children Ethan and Alana live in Clear Lake.