Thanks to more than 13,000 volunteers, we are able to keep 1,150 miles of shoreline clean and create a quality experience for visitors to Lake of the Ozarks. To manage this task, the Lake is divided into geographical zones with a zone coordinator who assists each adopting group with cleanup preparations.
Each adopting group is responsible for cleaning a minimum of five (5) shoreline miles and participating in at least two (2) shoreline cleanup events. Once a section of shoreline is adopted, the adopting group is responsible for organizing its volunteers, obtaining the necessary boats or equipment to complete the cleanup, and delivering the trash collected to the assigned dumpster location. We have found that with careful consideration of a dumpster site and a little planning, most cleanups are completed in about 4 hours.
The first place to start if you are interested in adopting a section of the shoreline is the Zone Map. After clicking on the map, click on a particular zone to see if that area of shoreline is available for adoption. Once you have selected a location, complete the Adopting Group Membership Agreement and mail it to the Adopt-the-Shoreline coordinator (management office address below). We can then begin the process of preparing you up for your first shoreline cleanup.
Ameren Missouri provides for the disposal of trash collected during each cleanup. Additionally, we provide trash bags for cleanup at the following locations:
Ameren Missouri Shoreline Management Office
3 Willmore Lane
PO Box 993
Lake West Chamber of Commerce
125 Oddo Drive
Sunset Beach, MO 65079
Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce
739 West US Highway 54
Camdenton, MO 65020
If you have questions or need additional information, contact the Adopt-the-Shoreline coordinator at 573.365.9252.