CAA Students Clean Lake for Community Service Day

August 01, 2004 | Brandon Watson

A small group of excited sophomores from Columbia Adventist Academy loaded up a school van and headed to Klineline Lake on May 12 as part of a special community service day set up by students. The students each received $20 from the Oregon Conference to spend on their unique service projects.

Sophomore divers chose to scuba dive in Klineline Lake and clean up whatever they could find cluttering the lake floor. They each rented gear from the Thunder Reef Dive Shop where they were all certified as divers. Thunder Reef helped to make this community service possible by discounting their equipment rental fee from the usual $80–90 to $25.

While diving, the students found many interesting items. The students cleaned up soda cans, golf balls, sunglasses, goggles, metal pieces and other forms of trash.

"It was dark and murky, but it was still a fun experience," remarked David DeSotel. The students had a good time and at the same time provided a service to their community.