USACE- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District invites the public to participate in the Lake Cumberland Fall Lake Cleanup Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, for National Public Lands Day.
Volunteers can participate in one of the biggest clean-up efforts ever to take place in the greater Lake Cumberland region. Cities, counties, schools, clubs, local businesses, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ staff have an opportunity to lend a hand to improve the environment and ensure the quality of treasured Lake Cumberland lands and waters.
The volunteer effort begins 8 a.m. local time. Cleanup staff will be stationed in the following areas for visitors to register as volunteers. Please call ahead and preregister at 606-677-6150 or toll free at 888-577-4339, or e-mail [email protected].
• Waitsboro Recreation Area (500 Waitsboro Road, Somerset, KY, 42503)
• Conley Bottom Resort (270 Conley Bottom Road, Monticello, KY, 42633)
• Halcomb’s Landing Recreation Area (Directions: US 127 South from Jamestown; left just before Wolf Creek Dam)
• Grider Hill Marina (115 Grider Hill Dock Rd, Albany, KY 42602)
• Burnside Island State Park (8801 US-27, Burnside, KY 42519)
• Lake Cumberland State Resort Park (5465 State Park Rd, Jamestown, KY 42629)
The Corps of Engineers and Eastern Kentucky PRIDE are supplying gloves and garbage bags and the public is strongly encouraged to bring water bottles, and clothing appropriate for the weather. In accordance with COVID-19 policies and procedures, masks and social distancing are encouraged.
For additional information, please contact the Lake Cumberland Natural Resource Management Office at 606-679-6337. Follow Lake Cumberland at www.facebook.com/LakeCumberland and Eastern Kentucky PRIDE at https://www.facebook.com/easternkentuckypride for updates on the Operation Beautification event. The public can obtain news, updates and information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District on the district’s website at www.lrn.usace.army.
Here are six tips that you can follow throughout the year to keep Lake Cumberland and the surrounding area clean, beautiful, and healthy.
- Pack it in, Pack it out.
- Participate in the cleanup.
- Take extra trash bags in case someone has not been respectful to the environment.
- Make your voice heard and voice your concerns to friends and family.
- Take recyclable materials to the Pulaski County Recycling Center.
- Be kind to the environment.