SOMERSET, Ky. (April 12, 2021) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District invites the public to participate in Operation Beautification around the entire Lake Cumberland Saturday, April 24, 2021.
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 waters.
The volunteer effort begins 8 a.m. Corps of Engineers staff will be stationed in the following areas for visitors to register as volunteers.
- Waitsboro Recreation Area (500 Waitsboro Road, Somerset, KY, 42503)
- Conley Bottom Marina (270 Conley Bottom Road, Monticello, KY, 42633)
- Halcomb’s Landing (Directions: US 127 South from Jamestown; left just before Wolf Creek Dam)
- Fishing Creek Recreation Area (1598 East Highway 1248, Nancy, KY, 42503)
The Corps is supplying garbage bags and the public is strongly encouraged to bring gloves, water bottles, and layers of clothing appropriate for the weather. In accordance with COVID-19 policies and procedures, masks and social distancing will be required.
“Lake Cumberland is such an amazing resource to our greater community,” said Jonathan Friedman, resource manager of Lake Cumberland and Laurel River Lake. “In 2019, visitor spending exceeded $120 million and we owe it as a community to keep our lands and waters clean to conserve such a tremendous economic engine.”
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 https://www.facebook.com/ExploreKyWildlands 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.mil, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nashvillecorps and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nashvillecorps. The public can also follow and receive Cheatham Lock updates at www.facebook.com/cheathamlake.)
Release no. 21-024