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Scubagal
09-17-2010, 09:03
The Greater Omaha SCUBA Club will be participating in the World O! Water Festival, a free annual event aimed at educating the public about water conservation, quality and recreation. It is a fun event for the entire family and will go on, rain or shine.

Date: Sunday, September 19
Place: Papio-Missouri NRD at Wehrspann Lake, 8901 S. 154th Street, Omaha
Time: 12:00PM-4:00PM

Some of the World O! Water activities include:

Demonstrations
Science experiments
Games
Canoeing
Face painting

The club will have a table with the club banner and scuba gear displayed. Attendees to the festival are invited to breathe from a scuba regulator - no water involved. Club members can participate in a lake cleanup of Wehrspann Lake. The lake will have limited to zero visibility. We also need non-diving volunteers to help educate the public on the importance of keeping our local lakes and rivers clean. See you there!

Scubagal
09-20-2010, 09:28
While the weather could have been better some hardy divers still showed up for the lake cleanup at Wehrspann Lake at the World O! Water.
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L to R - Brian, Tom, Lloyd in the background, Skippy, and Brian

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Going into the lake

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They were giving free canoe rides on the lake. Those in charge were great about watching for the divers bubbles. Tom gave a couple of girls in a canoe a good scare by surfacing right next to their canoe. I guess he must have looked like the Creature from the Black Lagoon. :smiley36:

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Brian chillin' after the dive

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Some of the trash that was collected. For the most part the lake was pretty clean, which is good.

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Dennis manned the Greater Omaha SCUBA Club booth. He had scuba gear displayed, a laptop with underwater photos, and a regulator hooked up to a tank so the kids could try breathing on a regulator.

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A future club member!

Thanks to everyone who turned out for this event!