Fall Clean Up Scheduled at Young’s Creek Area of Patoka Lake

From Local Sources 

ORANGE COUNTY -- Join the Patoka Lake Watershed Steering Committee in a fall mini-clean up at the Young’s Creek/Grimes Lake Area of Patoka Lake on Saturday, October 20 from 9 to 11 am EDT.

Because the Young’s Creek access area in Orange County is in a remote location with limited parking, participants are asked to register for the event in advance. The remote area is most known for fishing, hunting and kayaking. Volunteers will pick up litter from the gravel access roads and may also choose to bring kayaks to clean litter up from the shoreline. Shoreline clean up by foot will be dependent on the lake water level.

The Patoka Lake Watershed Committee will provide bags, gloves and litter grabbers. Patoka Lake DNR will take care of disposing of the trash collected. Registered participants should wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Kayakers should expect to walk or drag their kayaks to the shoreline and must have a valid DNR non-motorized boat permit. Although accompanied children are welcome, this event is recommended for adults and older children. Water and hot (or cold!) beverages and snacks will be provided. Participants are asked to bring their reusable water bottles and to-go mugs to limit single use containers.

Help rid Patoka Lake Watershed of unsightly, unhealthy trash! Pre-register at 812-482-7865 or email duboiscoswmd@psci.net. Participants may check the Patoka Lake Watershed Steering Committee Facebook page for updates. This clean up is sponsored by the Patoka Lake DNR and the Patoka Lake Watershed Steering Committee.

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Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Patoka-Lake-Watershed-Steering-Committee-203848432963159/

Patoka Lake Clean Up Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/501966670272045/