This Tuesday, the day after Memorial Day, 24 divers from the Lake Havasu Divers Association cleaned the bottom of Copper Canyon at the 6th Annual Copper Canyon Underwater Cleanup. The group met at the Lake Havasu Marina at 6:30 AM for a dive briefing and fabulous donuts from Donut Post. Volunteers traveled with their boats to Copper Canyon, which was about a 15-minute ride away. Bureau of Land Management provided a manned barge to collect trash from the divers with the assistance of the local chapter of the Sea Scouts. San Bernardino Sheriff Dept. provided security keeping boaters away during the four-hour clean-up. Besides the twenty (20) 45 gallon bags of bottles and cans collected there were other interesting items recovered. Items found: sunglasses, anchors, boat parts, hats, shoes, and a boat battery. Over 30 hours were logged underwater by the volunteer scuba divers. Next cleanup: Under the London Bridge, Bridgewater Channel Cleanup, October 15th.
Cleanup information and event organization provided by Kathy Weydig.