Volunteers will pitch-in for local clean-up projects

Several service events are scheduled for Sept. 17

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Several wards of the Latter-day Saints church are spearheading local service projects, and the greater community — including service groups, churches and families — are being invited to lend a hand.

On Saturday, Sept. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, participants will be working around property within the city of Washougal and the Port of Camas-Washougal on various projects.

Volunteers should meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Washougal High School stadium parking lot, 1201 39th St., and bring rakes, shovels, clippers, weed eaters, brooms, wheel barrows and gloves.

Groups that include more than 10 adults should contact Washougal Parks, Cemetery and Facilities Manager Suzanne E. Bachelder at 835-2662, Ext. 207, in advance.

According to Washougal resident Ernie Suggs, the event is being organized to honor the thousands of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

“This event will bring us together as a community and allow us to work with our family and friends to remember those who died.”

LDS members will also spruce up sites in Camas

Also on Sept. 17, other Latter-day Saints church wards will be sprucing up sites in Camas including Crown Park and the Camas Municipal Pool, and Forest Home Park.

According to Camas Parks and Recreation, facilities and playground equipment at these locations will be closed to accommodate for the improvement projects.

For more information, call 834-5307.

Annual Lacamas Lake Cleanup

Volunteers are being sought for the annual Lacamas Lake Cleanup on Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Participants should meet at Heritage Park boat launch on Northwest Lake Road, to help pick up litter and debris from around the lake. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Volunteers should bring waterproof boots.

For more information, call 817-5653, or email