Be a part of the solution to lake pollution! Annual Lake Cleanup Day at Raystown Lake

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District
Published April 27, 2022
Updated: April 27, 2022

The Friends of Raystown Lake and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are calling on volunteers to participate in a shoreline cleanup at Raystown Lake during the annual Lake Cleanup Day, Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tatman Run Recreation Area (rain or shine).

Each year, volunteers remove around 2,000 pounds of trash from Raystown Lake's shoreline to enhance the health and beauty of our essential water resource. Hurricane Ida caused significant flooding in the fall of 2021, and debris on the lake's shoreline has piled up!

"Lake Cleanup Day is a valuable and effective opportunity for all individuals, such as families, civic groups, scouts and students, to get outdoors and volunteer to support their community and Raystown Lake," said Jude Harrington, Raystown Lake project manager.

Volunteers will be provided with gloves and bags and treated to breakfast and lunch. To reduce the use of plastic at the cleanup site, volunteers are encouraged to bring a bucket or reusable bag and a reusable water bottle. Participants should be prepared to work outdoors and wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and sunscreen.

USACE is especially in need of volunteer boats and operators to transport volunteers and collect trash bags. All interested volunteers should contact park ranger Jenna Conner at (814) 658-6813 or e-mail at to register and receive additional information.

Jenna Conner
(814) 658-6813

Release no. 22-008