Patoka Lake Clean-Up Day Scheduled For August, Volunteers Needed

From Local Sources 

AREA WIDE -- The Patoka Lake Watershed Steering Committee encourages individuals, families, friends and service groups to join in the 13th annual Patoka Lake Clean Up on Saturday, August 24 at the Patoka Lake Dam. 

Participants of all ages and abilities can sign up on location at 8 am EDT and will be assigned an area to pick up trash and recycling along the shore and roadways. 

At 11 am, all volunteers return to the dam to be treated to a fish fry, music, door prizes, goody bags and of course, a free event t-shirt! Service and youth groups are asked to please register in advance, so mark your calendars now! 

Join in the fun and help rid Patoka Lake Watershed of unsightly, unhealthy trash! Each year volunteers pick up over 2000 pounds of trash and recycling during this event. All supplies are provided; volunteers just need to show up! Volunteers should wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and consider carpooling to the site. 

The event takes place at the Patoka Lake Corps of Engineers office at the Patoka Lake Dam at 4512 N. Cuzco Road, Dubois. 

For information or to register a group in advance, call the Patoka Lake Nature Center at 812-685-2447, email dreckelhoff@dnr.in.gov or check the Patoka Lake Watershed Steering Committee Facebook page for updates.