Lake Phalen Beach Cleanup Event
Scuba Crew 820 & GLSPS
9th Annual Phalen Lake beach cleanup
Beach House @ 1400 Phalen Drive
St. Paul, MN
Saturday morning, May 25, 2019 - Only one Day!
We have two areas around the lake that need underwater clean-up this year.
Lake Phalen Lake Beach House – 9:00 AM (Check in) to 2:00 PM
Team 1 - Go over logistics and pair up divers and non-divers (beach area)
for shallow water and deep underwater clean-up zones.
Team 2 - Locate underwater anchor pins & chains, connect them to the floating mooring ball (20-23’deep)
12:00pm -- lunch
1:00pm -- proceed to second clean-up area location at 1530 Phalen Drive (Phalen Lakeside Activities Center north of the Beach House). This area should only take one hour.
3:00pm -- head home
The surface water should be about 60 degrees; 23 feet below the surface it is usually around 52 degrees. Visibility varies from 6 to 12 feet.
Divers from BSA Scuba Venture Crew 820 will team up with divers from the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society (GLSPS) in the cleanup. We do need additional volunteers to serve as shore support.
Divers will find a lot of glass, pop cans, and other unusual items in the water. We will also assist the City of St. Paul by locating the existing mooring anchor chains for the floating swim platform, attaching the mooring anchor chains to large floats on the surface so the cities life guards can finish connecting them to the swim raft.
At the Lakeside Activities Center, we will be cleaning debris underwater from shore to about 12 feet of water. A lot of junk thrown from the promenade deck needs to be removed from the lake bottom.
To register, we need your name, age, phone number, height, weight, and shoe size.
Sign-up cutoff date is Friday, May 10th.
This is a free event. Tank of air and lunch provided by BSA Venture Crew 820.
For more information about the outing call
Advisor, BSA Scuba Venture Crew 820
GLSPS, 2nd Vice President