Barren River Lake’s 24th Trashmaster’s Classic Lakeshore Cleanup is Sept. 17

   Mark Saturday, Sept. 17, on your calendar.
   Sept. 17 is the date for the 24th annual Trashmaster’s Classic Lakeshore Cleanup at Barren River Lake.
   There are 10,000 acres of federal land and hundreds more acres of floodplain around Barren River Lake that accumulates trash each year.
   This year the lake had unusually high waters as a result of storms over the area in May. With high water, more trash may have been dislodged and deposited in the lake.
   Volunteers are needed to help maintain the progress we’ve made in past years. Last year 648 volunteers picked up 1,055 bags of trash and 122 tires.
   The following Barren River Lake boat ramps’ locations will be open for volunteers at 8 a.m. on Sept. 17: Peninsula, Bailey’s Point, Walnut Creek, State Park, Narrows, Port Oliver or Beaver Creek.
   If you own a pontoon boat your help is needed to shuttle volunteers to and from the shoreline. Volunteer boaters are an important part of our success.
   If interested, please call 270/646-2055 to register in advance.
   After the cleanup there are afternoon activities at the Barren River Lake State Resort Park where you will be treated to all you can eat lunch and live music provided by Mike Shea and Friends. Friends of Barren River Lake will also be giving away numerous prizes donated by local businesses.
   For more information, please call the Barren River Lake, Corps of Engineers Office at 270/646-2055, or visit us on Facebook at Barren River Lake – US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, or watch for more details here, at BarrenRiverblog.com.

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