Cleanup Planned at Beech Fork Lake

Published March 29, 2016

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Volunteers are invited to take part in the annual Beech Fork Lake cleanup in Lavalette, W.Va., on April 9, 2016, from 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, Huntington District, in an effort to ensure environmental responsibility and continue measures to preserve the natural beauty of Beech Fork Lake and its natural resources.  

Over 750,000 people 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 community.              

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 8:30 Shelter #2 at Beech Fork Lake near the boat launch ramp and basketball court.              

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 it is encouraged to bring it with them. Volunteers will be served a complimentary lunch at Shelter #2 at noon.              

If you wish to participate or need additional information please contact the Beech Fork Lake Project Office at 304-525-4831. You can also visit us on the internet at

Release no. PA 16-012