HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, will hold its Annual Beech Fork Lake Cleanup on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. until noon.
The Cleanup is organized by the Friends of Beech Fork Lake along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in an effort to ensure environmental responsibility and continue measures to preserve the natural beauty of Beech Fork Lake and its natural resources.
Individuals and groups are encouraged to participate. Volunteers with boats are encouraged to bring them along with their lifejackets and remove trash along shoreline areas that are not easily accessible by land. The event will begin at Shelter #2 at Beech Fork Lake near the boat launch ramp and basketball court, at 8:30 a.m.
Prior to beginning any cleanup efforts all participants will be required to check-in, obtain directions, and participate in a brief safety discussion.
Trash bags, lifejackets, gloves, and safety vests will be provided. If you own a U.S. Coast Guard approved lifejacket you are encouraged to bring it. Cleanup along roadways throughout the park is also planned. Volunteers will be served a complimentary lunch at Shelter #2 at noon.
Over 750,000 persons visit Beech Fork Lake each year to participate in a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. Keeping the lake and surrounding areas free of litter serves to benefit fish and wildlife, visitors, and the local community now as well as into the future.
If you have any additional questions or wish to participate you are encouraged to contact the Beech Fork Lake Project Office at 304-525-4831 to preregister yourself or a group. You can also visit us on the internet at www.lrh.usace.army.mil.
Release no. 17-003