On Saturday, the organization Keep Big Spring Beautiful had their annual “Love Our Lake” event. During this event volunteers gather at Comanche Trail Lake to collect trash in and around the area in an effort to get ready for the Comanche Warrior Triathlon, scheduled for September 9th.
Willa Ledford, current President for the organization, stated that there was a good turnout for the event with several families and many individuals who came out to help clean. It was estimated that only 20 bags of trash were collected this year in about an hour and a half. Ledford stated that it was "a good indication of how people have started to care about their city."
In a previous interview with Keep Big Spring Beautiful member Jim Depaw, it was noted that in past years there would be at least 600 pounds of garbage that would be picked up and extracted from the lake. Depaw also predicted that there would be a decrease in the amount of trash that would be collected due to the efforts of many organizations that work to keep to Big Spring beautiful.