SOMERSET, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2021) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District invites the public to participate in the Fall Lake Cumberland Cleanup Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 on National Public Lands Day.
Volunteers can participate in one of the biggest annual clean-up events that takes 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, 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.
- Waitsboro Recreation Area (500 Waitsboro Rd, Somerset, KY 42503)
- Conley Bottom Resort (270 Conley Bottom Road, Monticello, KY 42633)
- Halcomb’s Landing Recreation Area (US 127 S 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 and Eastern Kentucky PRIDE are supplying garbage bags and the public is strongly encouraged to bring gloves, water bottles, and 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. This is a great opportunity to come together as a community and help to keep our lands and waters clean.”
For additional information, please contact the Lake Cumberland Natural Resource Management Office at 606-679-6337 or the Eastern Kentucky PRIDE Office at 606-677-6150. Follow Lake Cumberland at www.facebook.com/LakeCumberland and Eastern Kentucky PRIDE at https://www.facebook.com/EasternKentuckyPRIDE for more information about the Fall Lake Cumberland Cleanup.
(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.)