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Sutton Lake Looking for Volunteers

Published April 13, 2015

Huntington, W.Va. – Volunteers are invited to come to Sutton Lake to take part in the annual “Rake the Lake” event on April 25, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Volunteers will help pick up trash and debris around the lake to spruce it up for the new season of boating and recreation. You’re invited to take your boat to your favorite cove and pick up trash, or drive to your favorite area.

Over eight tons of trash and hundreds of tires have been removed from Sutton Lake during previous events.

Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register, however anyone may register the day of the event at the launch ramp in Bee Run Day Use Area, or in Gerald Freeman or Bakers Run Campground. To register call 304-765-2816 or email

Volunteers should bring work shoes or boots. Volunteers will be given directions to work sites for trash pickup, and work gloves and garbage bags will be provided.

In recognition and appreciation for their service, the first 100 participants will receive a T-shirt. At 4 p.m. all participants are invited to Sutton Lake Marina for a cook-out to celebrate the day’s work.

“Rake the Lake” is sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the W.Va. Department of Environmental Protection, Sutton Lake Marina, and other community sponsors.

For more information or to pre-register, please call the Sutton Lake Office at 304-765-2816, or email at:

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Release no. PA 15-09