With 46,500 surface acres of water and plenty of space for recreational opportunities, Grand Lake has truly been a jewel in Northeast Oklahoma for more than 80 years.

The lake was created in 1940, when the Grand River Dam Authority completed Pensacola Dam and has been drawing thousands of people, both residents and guests, to its waters ever since.

However, the scenic shoreline that surrounds the lake is just as special as the water itself. In fact, countless homes, businesses, parks, campground and other locales enjoy a scenic view of the water due to their proximity on the scenic shoreline.

Today, maintaining the scenic shoreline of Grand Lake remains a top priority for GRDA. In fact, the organization, along with other partners like the Grand Lake Sail & Power Squadron, Grand Lake Association, “Grow With Grove” Steering Committee and other volunteers recently announced a new “adopt the shoreline” initiative that is intended to produce a permanent, comprehensive ongoing effort to keep the Grand shoreline looking grand.

GRDA is proud to be a part of this new initiative. Its success will be due to the efforts of these organizations and the many volunteers who give their time and energy to protect and preserve the natural beauty of the Grand Lake shoreline.

Following on the heels of other shoreline cleanup efforts, like the “Lend A Hand To Lady Grand” events, the “adopt the shoreline” program is all about the lake community working together so that we can all continue to enjoy the view all around a Grand Lake where we live, work and play.

Headquartered in Vinita, Grand River Dam Authority is Oklahoma’s state-owned electric utility; fully funded by revenues from electric and water sales instead of taxes. GRDA’s power touches 75 of 77 counties in the state. GRDA also manages 70,000 surface acres of lakes in the state, including Grand Lake, Lake Hudson and the W.R. Holway Reservoir. For more information, persons interested may visit www.grda.com, or http://bit.ly/grda-grandlake.