30th Trashmasters Classic Lakeshore Cleanup at Barren River Lake Sept. 16

The 30th Annual Trashmasters Classic Lakeshore Cleanup at Barren River Lake will be Saturday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
The lakeshore cleanup is designated an official National Public Lands Day Event.
This year’s event is sponsored by Service Master Clean and coordinated in conjunction with The Friends of Barren River Lake & Park and Barren River Lake State Resort Park.

Big Changes in Registration Requirements
Due to a recent change in regulations, the Barren River Lake Corps of Engineers requires a separate volunteer form with a parent or legal guardian’s signature for all volunteers under the age of 18. Signature of a group leader will no longer be accepted, even if they have separate permission forms for their participation.
It is very important that all groups bringing children without their parents contact the Corps of Engineers prior to the event to obtain the required forms. You can reach us at 270-646-2055, and we will send you the necessary forms. You can also download the forms from the Friends of Barren River Lake & Park website: www.friendsofbarrenriverlake.org.

When, Where, What to Bring
On Saturday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., volunteers/participants should stop by any of the following areas to register: Baileys Point, The Narrows, Barren River Lake State Park, Port Oliver and Walnut Creek.
Just check in at the registration table near the boat ramp.
Groups such as Scout troops, church and school groups are highly encouraged to attend, but should call the Corps of Engineers at 270-646-2055 to pre-register.
Don’t forget to bring your own water and sunscreen. Trash bags and gloves will be provided.
A pontoon boat will shuttle you to the shoreline where you will pick up trash.

Prizes, Free Lunch, Music, Exhibitors and More!
Afternoon activities start at noon at the Barren River Lake State Park beach, Sunset Cove, where sponsors of the event will host an afternoon of food and fun-filled activities for all the cleanup volunteers.
WBKO’s Shane Holinde returns for the 16th year as the event emcee and music will be provided.
Free food and great prizes will be given away to the participants, donated by local businesses and individuals.
As has become Trashmasters’ tradition, this year’s grand prize will be a kayak package.
Friends of Barren River Lake & Park, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, is accepting donations to fully support the costs of food, drinks, and prizes provided to the volunteers at the afternoon festivities.
Donations for the lakeshore cleanup may be sent to “Friends of Barren River Lake & Park”, P.O. Box 213, Glasgow, KY 42142.
All donations are tax deductible.

Pontoon Boats & Volunteers Needed
Pontoon boats are vital to this event, as they are required to shuttle volunteers and trash back and forth along the shoreline.
As a token of appreciation, pontoon boat owners will be given a choice of a $40 gift card, courtesy of the event’s sponsor, for gas reimbursement, or two nights free camping at any Barren River Lake Corps of Engineers Campground.
Tarps will be provided to line your boat for trash pick-up, and a pressure washer will be available for cleanup of your boat afterward. In addition, there will be a special prize drawing this year just for pontoon boat drivers, which includes a $250 grand prize.
Remember to have enough lifejackets available for all passengers.
If you do not have a pontoon, you can volunteer as a registration person or zone coordinator at one of the boat ramps. An informational session will be held on Thursday, Sept. 14. at 6 p.m., at the Barren River Lake Corps of Engineers office (next to the dam) for all volunteers who wish to attend.
To register for one of these jobs, or as a pontoon boat driver, please contact Holly Myers at 270-646-2055.  You may also register online at www.friendsofbarrenriverlake.org.

For More Information
For more information, call Holly Myers at the Barren River Lake, Corps of Engineers Office at 270-646-2055, or visit the Friends on Facebook at Facebook.com/Fobrlp.  You can also visit the Friends’ website at www.friendsofbarrenriverlake.org.

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