Camdenton School District's Horizon School students have been part of the Ameren Shoreline Cleanup effort for more than a decade, clearing about 17 miles of shoreline between Ha Ha Tonka State Park and the Larry Gale Missouri Department of Conservation boat access every year.

Camdenton School District's Horizon School students have been part of the Ameren Shoreline Cleanup effort for more than a decade, clearing about 17 miles of shoreline between Ha Ha Tonka State Park and the Larry Gale Missouri Department of Conservation boat access every year.

The Camdenton Rotary Club, Old Kinderhook and Ha Ha Tonka Vacation Area also monitor that part of the shoreline.  

Bruce Mitchell, zone coordinator and cleanup volunteer, helps organize the Horizon group every year with the help of Camdenton coach and teacher Paul Schaefer, the students' mentor.

The students at Lake Career and Technical Center prepare the Chamber's boats, then Rich Lair at Der Vaters Edge makes sure they have gas and launches them from the resort. Art Statsney from Rippling Waters brings his boats over to help out, and then Rick Rollings, Mitchel and Schaefer drive the Chamber boats for the students. Old Kinderhook provides lunch. 

The group collected about 15 cubic yards of trash, or half of a big blue dumpster. The most interesting thing found was a truck door, which could a first for for the Shoreline Cleanup campaign.