The small town of Camas was founded over a century ago on the shore of the Columbia River in southern Washington. And for almost that long, the local Georgia-Pacific mill has been a major employer, often for successive generations of the same families.

Some of these families turn out each fall for a community service event at Lacamas Lake, a man-made reservoir and adjoining park maintained by Georgia-Pacific and the City of Camas. Although it isn’t glamorous work, the volunteers happily scour the shoreline and remove any refuse they find for proper disposal.

As Georgia-Pacific employee Tom Long explains, this event is a chance to give back to the community that the mill has been proud to call ‘home’ for decades.

This video is one in a four-part series featuring the community service activities of Georgia-Pacific’s northwest mills. Don’t miss Paint Your Heart Out, Racing for the Cure, and Build a School, Save a Town.

Cleanup at Lacamas Lake
The event is a chance to give back to the community the mill has called ‘home’ for decades