Patoka Lake clean up announced

The Patoka Lake Watershed Steering Committee encourages individuals, families, friends and service groups to join in the 13th annual Patoka Lake clean up on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Patoka Lake Dam. Participants of all ages and abilities can sign up on location at 8 a.m. and will be assigned an area to pick up trash and recycling along the shore and roadways. All volunteers return to the dam at 11 a.m. to be treated to a fish fry, music, door prizes, goody bags and a free event T-shirt.

Service and youth groups are asked to register in advance.

Each year volunteers pick up over 2,000 pounds of trash and recycling during this event. All supplies are provided; volunteers just need to show up. Volunteers should wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and consider carpooling to the site.

The event takes place at the Patoka Lake Corps of Engineers office at the Patoka Lake Dam, 4512 N. Cuzco Road, Dubois.

For information or to register a group in advance, call the Patoka Lake Nature Center at 812-685-2447, email dreckelhoff@dnr.in.gov or check the Patoka Lake Watershed Steering Committee’s Facebook page for updates.

 




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