A record number of volunteers — more than 40 — got out in the bright sun of an Earth Week day to spruce up Lake Afton, reports Jeff Warner of Bucks Local News.
They plucked weeds, raked leaves, spread mulch and planted bushes and perennials.
Notable volunteers included Yardley Borough Council President David Bria; David Appelbaum of Experience Yardley; Rich Wayne, leader of the Harvest Day Committee; and even State Senator Steve Santarsiero.
“It is really nice to see everyone come together for the lake,” said Friends of Lake Afton (FOLA) President Michelle Sharer. “Everybody pitched in and really made a big difference. It’s probably one of the best turnouts we’ve had in a long time.”
The Friends of Lake Afton, a nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining the picturesque lake, has organized onsite cleanup days for many years. Its officers see it as a way of bringing attention to the manmade pond created back in the 1700s to power the Yardley Grist Mill.
FOLA leader Nick Primola said it was especially heartening to see all the young people who came to help, many of them from the Pennsbury High School Honor Society.
“That tells me that the lake will be in good hands for a long time to come,” he said.
More about this eco-friendly day is at Bucks Local News.