Morse Lake Clean-Up
Writer / Jim Schneider
Each year the Morse Waterways Association helps in advance of the Cicero Triathlon to clean up the swimming entry point for the triathletes, which is located at the town boat docks. On Saturday, May 31, the association, along with a few Hamilton North Chamber of Commerce members, gathered for a morning of hard physical labor. Tree branches, stumps, twigs and garbage had to be carried from the Cicero town boat docks up the stairs and ramp to a trailer, and hauled away.
The Cicero triathlon is a showcase event for our community and a good impression is necessary to ensure that participants come back the following year. This year, 22 volunteers worked from 8-11:30 on Saturday and hauled two large trailer loads of tree debris plus six bags of garbage.
These town docks are important to the town of Cicero, since they are the water entry point to the town. Many boaters use the docks and then go to dinner at a local restaurant or grab an ice cream from Alexander’s. At the end of June this area will become more visible once the new pedestrian walkway over the reservoir is completed, which will connect the east and west sides of the town.
On July 12, Morse Waterways Association will be holding a larger lake cleanup to pull trees and logs from the reservoir, along with another cleanup of the dock area. Please come out and help our community. We will meet at Red Bridge Park at 8 a.m.