Annual Lake Maumelle cleanup retrieves plastics, glass, hundreds of tires

Bryce Weindorf (left), age 12, and Blake Weindorf clean up trash along the shoreline of the WestRock Landing Marina during the annual Lake Maumelle Lake Sweep hosted by Central Arkansas Water on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Colin Murphey)
Bryce Weindorf (left), age 12, and Blake Weindorf clean up trash along the shoreline of the WestRock Landing Marina during the annual Lake Maumelle Lake Sweep hosted by Central Arkansas Water on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Colin Murphey)

It's the primary source of drinking water for more than 450,000 people in Central Arkansas, but Lake Maumelle is also home to hundreds of discarded tires, as well as plastics, glass and other junk.

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