Patoka Lake clean-up slated for August

PATOKA RESERVOIR — The Patoka Lake Watershed Steering Committee invites individuals, families, friends and service groups to help with 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. after which they will be assigned an area to pick up trash and recycling along the shore. All volunteers will 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.

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 or check the Patoka Lake Watershed Steering Committee Facebook page for updates.

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