Mirror Lake on the mend

By CRISTINA SILVA, Times Staff Writer
Published January 9, 2008

Mirror Lake, one of the city's oldest recreational spots, is getting a makeover.

Saturday marks the Sierra Club's fourth annual cleanup of the lake. The event strives to restore the lake to its original grandeur.

Mirror Lake, originally known as Reservoir Lake, was the first source of drinking water and public water supply for the city.

In recent years, the lake has become a gathering spot for the city's growing homeless population.

On Saturday, the Mirror Lake Lyceum will provide hot dogs and drinks for volunteers. St. Petersburg will provide some tools, garbage bags and a boat. The cleanup will run from 9 a.m. to noon at Third Avenue N and Sixth Street. For more information, call 827-1432.

Cristina Silva, Times staff writer