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Lake Phalen Beach Cleanup & Fun Dive

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Lake Phalen Beach house
1400 Phalen Dr.
St Paul , MN  

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Dean Soderbeck
Project Leader
651-483-8596 (p)
651-483-8596 (c)
GLSPS/BSA 820 Collaboration
Registration is recommended
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee

BSA Scuba Venture Crew 820 & GLSPS Joint Event

Welcome to the 13th Annual Phalen Lake Underwater Beach Cleanup

This is a morning event, Divers and non-divers are welcome to help clean and remove lake bottom trash and debris from shore to 26 feet lake depth in the swim beach area.

Start time is at 9:00 AM Saturday morning, May 27th at the South side of the Lake Phalen Beach House building @ 1400 Phalen Drive, St. Paul, MN.,

Please Park in lot on the North side of the building.   

City of St. Paul will have the restrooms/changing rooms open for us to use.

Special Announcement:

Due to the safety requirements of the CDC, State, Federal Governments, and the safety requirements of the GLSPS, you will need to be vaccinated for you protection from the current pandemic.  

There is a new and improved "Online Liability and Waiver Form" to complete 36 to 24 hours before you arrive at the event and board the RV Preservation.  You must read, understand, sign electronically and submit.  Failure to do so will forfeit your permission to attend or perform any scuba diving activities at this event.  So please complete your forms ASAP!   If there are any questions, please contact the Project Leader.  Contact information is listed below. 

Lake Phalen  Beach House agenda


9:00am -- Go over logistics and pair up divers and non-divers (beach area)

                   for shallow water and deep underwater clean-up zones.


12:00pm – Group Picture and Lunch provided by BSA Scuba Venture Crew 820 and BBQ King Bart Schultz


1:30pm -- Head home or participate in the afternoon dive on the North side of the swim beach area weather permitting.                                          


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 that was thrown in the water or left on the ice, picnic tables, street signs, and other unusual items.

Sign-up cutoff date is Friday, May 19th ! 
FREE tank of air and Hot Dog lunch provided by BSA Venture Crew 820.   
Divers will need to provide their own dive equipment, wet suits, gloves, hoods, booties.  For those walking the shallow waters for trash, wear hard sole shoes to protect your feet from sharp objects. BSA Venture Crew 820 can provide dive equipment to BSA registered scouts that need it. I will need what equipment you will need plus age, weight, height, and shoe size.

For more information about the outing please contact me using any of the contact information below. A permission form will be sent out prior to the event.            

Dean Soderbeck
Adviser - BSA Scuba Venture Crew 820
GLSPS - 2nd Vice President