Annual Lake Clean Up

Saturday July 15th


Red Bridge Park


Lake Clean Up Details

The Morse Waterways Association (MWA) is organizing its 19th annual lake clean-up on Saturday, July 15 from 8 a.m. until noon. Volunteers are needed along the waterfront, in the water at the shoreline, and on boats and personal watercraft to gather the debris and bring it to Red Bridge Park for removal. Boats/personal watercraft of any type are needed and appreciated.

All residents are encouraged to remove and haul logs and debris from in front of their property or elsewhere to the southernmost dock at Red Bridge Park, just south of the kayak launch. They may be delivered as early as Thursday, July 13, and must be securely tied to the dock or shore so they cannot float out. (These CANNOT be logs or debris that are freshly cut and placed in the reservoir)

Volunteers will pull logs out of the lake and use chain saws to cut the logs into manageable pieces to be placed in the dump trucks and hauled away by the Town of Cicero. These logs will be taken to Green Cycle in Noblesville and recycled into mulch. Other volunteers will work along the shoreline to remove smaller tree limbs and debris and load these onto a trailer to be hauled to the Red Bridge location or to the Town burn site.

Volunteers should wear old clothes and footwear and plan to get wet and dirty while making a remarkable difference that can be seen and felt. The annual clean-up, conducted the 3rd Saturday in July, is a collaborative effort among the MWA, Town of Cicero, and many volunteers who take part in the effort each year. To participate in this half day beautification effort that benefits all who live around the lake and/or for more information, contact Art Hall (, Dave Vanette ( or

This year we will also have a special effort by a boy scout (working on becoming an eagle scout) and friends who will be attempting to remove as much metal from the lake as possible. This is just another way to improve the quality of our reservoir. More info to follow.

About Morse Waterway Association

Morse Waterways Association (MWA) is a non-profit organization founded in May 2005 to serve the Morse Reservoir community. MWA supports the 1,400 homeowners living on the reservoir, the surrounding community and the weekend recreational boaters and fishermen.

Save the Island

Hamilton County Parks

Thank you to Hamilton County Parks Dept for allowing Thomas Docks to access the water from the park. This helped to reduce our overall costs.


Thank you to Marina Limited Partnership and McCrumb’s Mechanical for their donations.


Thank you to IMI for helping control costs for rip rap and Thomas Docks for working in less than ideal weather conditions.

Feet of Shoreline

Ton's of Rock

Donation Dollars

Total Project Cost

Thanks for your support of Morse Waterways Association and your concern with safety, water quality, the environment and general quality of life. Please volunteer and donate to our organization.