Volunteers needed for Raystown Lake cleanup day

Published April 17, 2013

The Friends of Raystown Lake and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are calling on volunteers to participate in the cleaning of the shores of Raystown Lake during their annual Lake Cleanup Day, scheduled for Saturday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tatman Run Recreation Area (rain or shine). Volunteers will be provided gloves, bags and a free picnic lunch.

Each year volunteers from across the region play a critical role in the health and beauty of our important water resource by helping to remove tons of recyclables, trash, tires, appliances and more from the shores of Raystown Lake.

“The efforts of the community and volunteers across the region make an enormous difference in ensuring a healthy and safe lake and park,” said Jude Harrington, the Corps’ Raystown Lake manager.  “Lake Cleanup Day is a simple and effective opportunity for families, civic groups, scouts, students and individuals to volunteer and show support for their community and Raystown Lake.” 

The Corps is especially in need of volunteer boats and operators to transport volunteers and bags of trash.

All interested volunteers should contact Park Ranger Melissa Bean at (814) 658-6812 or by e-mail at melissa.j.bean@usace.army.mil to register and receive additional information.

Melissa Bean

Release no. 13-008