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More Than 100 WeLoveU Foundation Volunteers Clean Two Lakes in Orlando

Group photo of WeLoveU volunteers in Downtown Orlando

The City Beautiful Receives WeLoveU Foundation Volunteers Double Lake Cleanup

On Sunday, November 24, 2019, more than 100 volunteers from the International WeLoveU Foundation gathered in Orlando, Florida for a two-in-one lake cleanup. Orlando, dubbed The City Beautiful, is home to Lake Dot and Park Lake. It’s located in the heart of Downtown Orlando and are just two out of 100 lakes within the city’s limits. 

In this instance, the two lakes benefit from the cleanup because it’ll help reduce air pollution, improve water quality and enhance ecosystem resilience. And because both lakes are in densely populated areas, constant upkeep is essential for the health and vitality of the bodies of water. When asked about the lakes a volunteer said, “Anyone driving downtown sees these lakes, and it really feels amazing to make them look beautiful again.”

Three WeLoveU volunteers pick up trash in Lake Dot and Park Lake cleanup
Cleaning together in effort to benefit Downtown Orlando's lakes

A Team Effort & The Cleanup’s Importance

Ambitious and ready to clean, additional volunteers traveled from Miami and Jacksonville to participate. The large group split into two teams to clean the lake’s simultaneously. 

Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., the WeLoveU Foundation volunteers worked together by removing dead and decaying plant life, raking leaves, and picking up trash like aluminum cans, plastic bags and bottles and cardboard boxes. By doing this type of volunteer service, it prevents leaves and other pollutants from entering the lakes that cause algae to grow, which cuts the water’s oxygen and harms the lake’s inhabitants.  

Volunteers using pond nets and pickers to remove trash
Volunteers remove visible trash from lake in Orlando, Florida

Within a short time, WeLoveU volunteers filled 145 bags of trash, weighing over 4, 200 pounds. Keep Orlando Beautiful, who partnered with the International WeLoveU Foundation on this project, supplied the group with the items to carry this cleanup out.

Volunteers say the example of the Foundation’s Chairwoman contributed to the success of the cleanup. “We wouldn’t be here if the Chairwoman didn’t come out first to show us how to give back to the community,” said Jessica Conn.

Cleaning Lake Dot and Park Lake is part of the WeLoveU Foundation’s Clean WORLD Movement—a worldwide effort to raise awareness of the importance of environmental protection in the face of climate change. For more on WeLoveU activities, visit our activities page.

10 thoughts on “More Than 100 WeLoveU Foundation Volunteers Clean Two Lakes in Orlando”

  1. Anna Yvrose Decembre

    Wow!!! To see this my heart is very moved! Very beautiful. Thank You, Chairwoman for being an amazing example!!!!

  2. It’s so amazing to see people gather together with the mission to beautify the community. It truly shows that a big impact can be made when love is shown through actions.

    1. Yajaira Torrealba

      Every day on my way to work, i see these lakes. New constructions around, hard work day and night, beautifying Orlando.. But looks like the lake are not there. I am so glad that a group took care of them. Great job.

      Yajaira.

  3. This is so awesome to see being done. Everyone with smiles on their faces and love in their hearts making the environment and world a better and cleaner place to live.

    1. It’s beautiful to see a group of people really dedicated to taking care the environment. Good deeds like this goes a long way.

  4. Such a beautiful service for the community!
    I am so impressed by seeing so many young people get involved this kind of activity. Big applause!!!

    1. This is so beautiful ! This is what we love to see, young people coming out to take good care of the community. Wow amazing!

    2. Such a great way to express love by sacrificing ones time for a cause like this. I am looking forward to the next opportunity to serve the community!

    3. Wow!! Thank you so much for your concern for the world, and thanks to the Chairwoman for setting the example for all humankind.

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