The City of Galesburg will hold the annual Lake Storey fall clean-up day on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Light refreshments will be provided and any citizens or volunteer groups who are interested in participating are encouraged to stop by to help during the event.
Volunteers can gather anytime between 8:00 a.m. and noon at the East Boat Ramp, which is located on the east side of the Lake and accessed by taking Gatewood Lane off of North Henderson Street. City staff will be there to provide trash bags and directions. The water level will be low as the lake is currently being lowered. Volunteers will help clean along the shoreline and possibly walk through some of the wooded trails. Volunteers should dress appropriately for outdoor work, and work gloves are recommended.
Lake Storey Park is a 411 acre community recreational facility on the north side of Galesburg and includes playgrounds, ball fields, beach, campground, multipurpose trails, and the 130 acre lake known for its excellent fishing and boating opportunities. This is an outstanding opportunity for nature enthusiasts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other community service organizations to help preserve and enhance a beautiful park.