The Friends of Barren River Lake and Park is organizing a hands-on opportunity to be good environmental stewards with the 31st annual Trashmasters Classic Lakeshore Cleanup at Barren River Lake on Sept. 15 from 8 to 11:30 a.m.
“This cleanup is important for a couple reasons – it gives the community a chance to come together and pitch in and be a part of something bigger than themselves,” said Holly Myers, Army Corps of Engineers park ranger, and “it really makes a difference in the health and welfare of the lake itself,” in addition to the surrounding wildlife and water ecosystem.
Check-in will be from 8 to 9 a.m. at various locations: Baileys Point, the Narrows, Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Port Oliver and Walnut Creek. At each station, pontoon boats will shuttle volunteers to the shoreline to pick up trash. Trash bags and gloves will be provided, but bring your own water and sunscreen.