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Local lake association awarded grant for cleanup project

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Eau Claire County (WQOW) - An area lake will soon be getting cleaned up, and today marks another step closer to the start of that process.

The Lake Eau Claire Lake Association was recently awarded a nearly $200,000 grant from the DNR to help clean up the lake. The grant will be used to put in an aeration system into the lake.  Now that it has that money, the lake association can also being other work like installing sand traps.

"We're hoping by sometime this spring or late summer depending on the timing of everything getting these projects started. We're hopefully within probably 30 days of getting all of our permits signed, having all the designs done, final proposals and bids for the contractors to build these traps, and install these aeration projects," said Lake Eau Claire District President Tim Pabich.

One of the main concerns is that the lake is filling up with too much sand and could disappear. The sand traps will help solve that problem, while aeration will help existing marine and plant life.

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