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Lake Cumberland Cleanup on April 24

Recent flooding has carried extra trash into Lake Cumberland so there will be a springtime Friends of Lake Cumberland Cleanup on April 24, 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. local time.

“For Pulaski, Russell and Wayne Counties, Lake Cumberland takes centerstage in our landscape, outdoor fun and economy, so it makes sense that we rally together to care for it,” said Tammie Nazario of PRIDE, which organized the cleanup with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“The lake is high right now, of course, so the Corps has identified plenty of easily accessible locations that need to be cleaned, well away from the shoreline. When volunteers check-in on Saturday, Corps staff will direct them to those safe spots that need TLC,” Nazario said.

Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register by contacting the PRIDE office at 606-677-6150, 888-577-4339 (toll free) or PRIDE@centertech.com. However, volunteers may register on Saturday at a volunteer check-in location.

Volunteers should check-in between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. local time at one of these locations:

  • Fishing Creek Recreation Area (Hwy. 1248, Somerset)
  • Waitsboro Recreation Area (Waitsboro Road, Somerset)
  • Halcomb’s Landing (Hwy. 127, Jamestown)
  • Conley Bottom Resort (270 Conley Bottom Road, Monticello)

When they check-in, volunteers will be directed to a cleanup area. Volunteer groups will be spread out to allow for social distancing.

At check-in, volunteers will receive trash bags and safety vests. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to bring gloves and drinking water, as well as to wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

To invite others to participate, share the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/775713073352609

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