Members of the Wisconsin Waterfowl Association and the Lake Wausau Association came together on Saturday to clean up the bottom of the lake while water levels are down.
It's part of the Lake Wausau Drawdown Project that began in September which lowers the water level so repairs can be made at the Rothschild Dam by Domtar Paper.
Around a dozen volunteers came together to clean up everything from garbage to tires to fishing poles.
Richie Kersten is part of the Wisconsin Waterfowl Association who said it's vital that a clean up like this happens.
"We do more than just hunting, we're about the environment too," he said. "There's so much stuff out there right now."
According to Holly Kohl of the Lake Wausau Association, the Wisconsin Waterfowl Association planned the clean up and asked her organization for help.
"We've got some people in boats and some people on the shore walking around and picking up trash," she said. "[We're] trying to make Lake Wausau a better place."
Both organizations say they hope to have one more formal clean up before the lake is scheduled to be refilled. That date is set for Nov. 15.
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