More than 100 bags of bottles, tins, tyres and general waste were collected during the big Easter Monday clean-up at Camlough Lake.
Around 60 volunteers of all ages turned out to lend a helping hand and spend two hours in glorious sunshine working away.
Among those joining in was Newry and Armagh MLA Mickey Brady.
“Camlough Lake has to be one of the most beautiful places in Ireland so it’s great to see that there is such a sense of pride in and ownership of it,” he said.
“While it may not have been the most pleasant task it was certainly a beautiful day for it and I want to extend my thanks and congratulations to all those who took part and made such a huge difference to the lake.”
Councillor Roisin Mulgrew thanked the council for their support in providing bags, litter pickers, gloves and for lifting all the bagged rubbish.
“The volunteers who worked so hard left this beautiful lake a much more pleasant and safe place to visit,” she said. “The whole exercise was a great display of community spirit.”
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