HUNTINGTON, W.Va… Volunteers are invited to take part in the annual Beech Fork Lake Cleanup in Lavalette, W.Va., on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9 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 promote environmental responsibility and preserve the natural beauty of Beech Fork Lake and its resources.
Individuals and groups are encouraged to participate. Volunteers who wish to bring their boats are encouraged to do so and remove trash along shoreline areas that are not easily accessible by land. The event will begin at Shelter #1 at Beech Fork Lake near the marina at 9 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. Any individual owning a U.S. Coast Guard approved lifejacket is encouraged to bring it with them. Cleanup along roadways throughout the park is also planned. Volunteers will be served a complimentary lunch at Shelter #1 at noon.
Over 750,000 persons visit Beech Fork Lake annually 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 and 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. 18-030