The waste bag program is typically funded through the Marine Association’s annual Sand & Water Expo, at Lake Havasu State Park. The event was canceled this year due to coronavirus concerns, depriving the organization of about 60% of its annual funding, according to Oleson.
“We managed to get some late money from vendors who wanted to help,” Oleson said. “Desert Land Group (and Havasu Riviera Marina LLC) really came through for us … we’re deeply appreciative for their help. We couldn’t get by without them. Without donations like this, we couldn’t survive.”