Clean up efforts continue at Grand Lake St. Marys. Sunday, people were given the opportunity to see exactly what is being done to better the lake.
The restoration process of Grand Lake St. Marys has been a long process with alum treatments, dredging and various other measures. On Sunday, a watershed tour was held to show residents what efforts are going into cleaning the lake.
Living in nearby Mendon, Ohio, Dan Grothaus and his wife spent their Sunday at Grand Lake, making it to all eight stops of the Grand Lake St. Marys Watershed Tour. Dan remembers when it was difficult to find a parking spot around the lake, something that he believes will take plenty of time and money to get back to.
Helping to showcase the Airy Gator, Christopher Gibbs spoke with visitors about the micro-organisms that grow as a result of the Airy Gator creating oxygen in the water. After speaking with more than 70 people, Gibbs says people are genuinely excited to see progress being made.
Down the road at Brownhaven Farms, Lou Brown took the time to speak with residents about his dairy farm. Because of his location to the lake and to traffic, Brown is used to being under a watchful eye, and that's why he prides himself on doing all he can to help keep Grand Lake St. Marys clean.
Although the tour has come to an end, the clean up efforts will continue in and around the lake.
With a few hundred people making a visit to the lake on Sunday, organizers hope to make the tour an annual event.