Patoka Lake Cleanup Set for August 22, Volunteers Needed

Patoka Lake (NNDC):

Patoka Lake Clean Up set for August 22

Patoka Lake Cleanup Day will take place on Saturday, August 22 from 8:00
11:00a.m. In a stash the trash and dash style.  Due to Covid-19 and the practice of
social distancing, participants can meet an event coordinator at any of the following boat
ramps to register:

Painter’s Creek, Osborn, South Lick Fork, Lick Fork, Newton Stewart or South
Ramp.

Quick Registration is from 8:00 – 9:30a.m.  Trash pickup will take place
from 8:00a.m. – 11a.m.

Come by kayak, boat or car!  Increased visitation this summer,
brought an increase in trash buildup.  While our staff and volunteers work
daily to clear the debris, there is still pounds of trash littering the shoreline.
We need your help to protect this drinking water source and wildlife habitat
area!

Trash bags and gloves will be provided.  Plan to wear close-toed walking
shoes, bug spray and bring long pants. Participants will be placed in locations
based on family groups.

The event will be held in a stash the trash and dash style where trash bags
will be left at the boat ramp and along highways for trucks to pick up.  Once you have collected
in your area, you are free to head home.  Due to Covid-19 there will be no formal meal or
prize giveaways but the lake needs you now more than ever!  We send a huge thank you to all
of our past volunteers and extend our appreciation in advance to all those who will
join us in 2020!

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