Illinois volunteers clean up Round Lake

ROUND LAKE, Ill. — Anglers in Illinois dedicated 60 man-hours to dispose of hundreds of pounds of trash from Round Lake in May 2012.

"Our event is an annual clean-up of Round Lake," said David Strom, chairman of the Round Lake Management Commission. "Sponsored through the commission, we get the help of local residents, Park District, and members of Anglers Unlimited with the use of their bass boats."

Round Lake is a 246-acre lake, and the 10 volunteers launched their boats in different directions to clean up more than 2 miles of shoreline.

"They take whatever can be pulled out of the water and put on the deck of one of the boats," explained Strom. "The boats then go to a dedicated point in which we unload the debris, where it's later picked up by waste management."