Lend a helping hand at Raystown Lake

Published April 21, 2015

The Friends of Raystown Lake and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are seeking volunteers to participate in the annual Lake Cleanup Day Sat., May 2nd, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tatman Run Recreation Area (rain or shine).

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 shoreline of Raystown Lake.  

“The efforts of these volunteers from across the region make an enormous difference in keeping the shoreline clean and we have fun doing it,” said Jude Harrington, the Corps’ Raystown Lake Supervisory Park Ranger.  “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.” 

Volunteers will be provided gloves, bags, and treated to a free picnic lunch.

The Corps is especially in need of volunteer boats with operators to transport volunteers and bags of trash. All interested volunteers should contact Park Ranger Alicia Palmer at (814) 658-6812 or by e-mail at alicia.e.palmer@usace.army.mil to register and receive additional information.

Alicia Palmer

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