Trash Bash Community CleanupRegister now!
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.
When: Because of the snow, the Trash Bash has been extended! A dumpster will be available in the parking lot across from the Clear Lake Police Department through April 29th. Bags are still available at the Chamber. If your group will be picking up trash after the 29th, call 641-357-2111, ask for Jan and we will help with disposal. Thanks for your flexibility!
Fun: Be sure to enjoy the OutdoorFest Saturday April 21 in Clear Lake City Park! Click here (LINK) for the schedule!
Prizes: Be sure to take a selfie of your team and #cltrashbash for a chance to win a prize!
Details: All ages are welcome (young children should have supervision). Bags are available at the Chamber, 205 Main Ave.
If you are cleaning up prior to April 21, leave bags beside the garage at the Clear Lake Parks and Recreation Office, 800 1st Ave. S., and leave a message @ 357-7010 to let them know. Please limit the weight to fewer than 40 lbs. and double bag if necessary. Or, just dump your bags in the dumpster at City Park on the 21st.
Lawn bags should please be taken to the yard waste site.
Teams Participating This Year in 2018
- Association for Preservation of Clear Lake
- BE WELLness Team
- CL Tel
- CLEAR LAKE BANK AND TRUST COMPANY
- Clear Lake Jaycees
- Cub Scouts Pack 203
- Evelsizer Neighborhood Team
- Girl Scouts Troop 20458
- Glen\'s Tire
- Lake Time Brewery
- MBT Bank
- N 35th St Neighborhood
- North Iowa Regional Board of Realtors
- Team Kellogg
- Team Lovell
- Team VFW
- Troop 21026
- Woodford Lumber & Home
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
To view locations, click the blue icon to enhance the map and then click the green icons to register.
Trash Bash Registration
- Main Avenue N 20th to N 35th St
- Hwy 18 – South Side from I-35 to North 20th St
- Central Gardens
- 4th Ave S from S. 15th St to S. 8th Street
- Clear Creek School
- Clear Creek Outdoor Classroom
- Baseball and Softball Fields at Lion’s Field
- Triangle Park
- Senior Citizen Center Building (Business Area) and the parking lot
- Outdoor Recreation Complex
- N Lakeview Dr to 1st Ave N
- Boat Ramp/Yacht Club
- High School Tennis Courts
- Buddy Holly/N Shore Dr to Highway 18
- Public Access 10th Avenue South
- Public Access 7th Avenue South
- Public Access 6th Avenue South
- Public Access 5th Avenue South
- Public Access 5th Avenue North
- Public Access 8th Ave S
- Hwy 18 – North Side from I-35 to North 20th Street
- Fieldstone park
- High School
- Hwy 18, North Side from N. 20th Street to N. 8th Street
- North 8th Street from Hwy 18 to Main Avenue
- Lion’s Field
- Hwy 18, North Side of road, from N. 8th Street to Buddy Holly
- Hwy 18, South side of road, from N. 8th Street to Buddy Holly
- MacGowan Park
- Hwy 18, North Side, from Buddy Holly to N. 9th Street W.
- D.A.R. Park
- Sunset View School
- Hwy 18 from North 8th Street W. to North 9th Street W. (North Side)
- Hwy 18, North Side, N. 9th Street W. to Four Winds Dr.
- Hwy 18 from North 16th Street West to Fareway ( South Side)
- Hwy 18 (South Side) North 9th Street W. to Four Winds Drive
- Country Club Heights Park
- North Shore Drive 2300,2400, 2500 (Lake Side)
- North Shore Drive (Harbourage) to Venetian Village on Lakeside
- Armour Pugh Park
- Hwy 18, North Side, Orchard Court to Clark Road
- Public Access Orchard Ct
- Dogwood Ave from 260th Street to Hwy 18
- Clark Road from Hwy 18 to North Shore Drive
- North Shore Drive from Venetian Canal to McIntosh Entrance
- Venetian Drive Neighborhood
- Four Winds Neighborhood
- Public Access 813 N Shore Dr
- Public Access Beach Drive
- Public Access Mars Hill Dr
- Bike Trail from Main Ave to 4th Avenue South
- Bike Trail from Killdeer Avenue to Mallard Avenue
- Bike Trail Indigo to Killdeer Avenue
- 4th Avenue S. from S. 24th Street to S. 14th street (both sides)
- Hwy 18, South Side from N. 20th Street to N. 8th Street
- Hwy 18, South Side, from Buddy Holly to N. 9th Street W.
- South 8th Street from Main Avenue to 6th Avenue South
- From Outlet to South Lake View
- Tourist Park
- Clear Lake State Park and Beach Area
- South Shore Drive State Park (Lekwa Marsh Public Area) to Maple Street
- Sisters’ Prairie Bike Trail
- Farmer’s Beach Road/Cedar Ave
- Nature Conservancy/ Clausen Cove
- 12th Ave South from 24th Street to 27th Ave South
- Pine Tree Park
- Woodford Island
- 235th Street from Cardinal to Balsam Avenue
- Public Access 18th Avenue South
- Public Access 16th Avenue South & South Shore Drive
- Public Access Behind 1513 South Shore Drive
- Public Access 15th Avenue South
- Public Access 14th Avenue South
- Public Access 13th Avenue South
- Boat Launch Bayside Near PM Park
- Public Access 20th Ave S
- Public Access 17th Ave S
- Hwy 18, North Side, from McIntosh Road to Main Street Ventura/S-14
- Hwy 18, South Side from McIntosh Road to Main Street Ventura/ S-14
- McIntosh State Park
- North shore Drive from McIntosh State Park to Lynne Lorenzen Park
- Ventura Cove Bike Trail
- North Shore Drive from Venetian Canal to McIntosh Entrance
- McIntosh Road from Hwy 18 to North Shore Drive
- 235th Street Ventura, IA
- 242nd St Ventura Heights
- Boat Launch Mcintosh Woods State Park
- Ventura Grade (Between lake and marsh)
- West Lake Street Playground
Sharing My Story: Andrea
Can 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.