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 a.m.at Shelter #2 at Beech Fork Lake near the boat launch ramp and
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 www.lrh.usace.army.mil.
Release no. PA 16-012