FRANKFORT, KY (3/14/12) – It’s time for spring cleaning, and several Kentucky State Parks are seeking volunteers to lend a hand.
During March and April, these parks are holding special cleanup days and invite volunteers to join them picking up litter along trails, roads and lakes.
Call the parks for more details. Visit www.parks.ky.gov for more information about Kentucky State Parks, including reservations for lodging and camping.
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, Prestonsburg - March 17
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park will host Operation Clean Sweep on March 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come to the park for a fun-filled day while working to keep the park clean. Volunteers are invited to a cookout. Call 1-800-325-0142.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, Corbin - March 24
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park will host the 2012 PRIDE Spring Cleanup Kickoff on Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Groups, individuals and businesses interested in helping pick up trash at the park or along Highway 90 are invited to participate. Safe areas for the cleanup will be provided. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Participants will receive a free lunch and T-shirt and will be eligible for door prizes. For more information, call Mark Davis at 888-577-4339. For more information about the park, call 1-800-325-0063.
Green River Lake State Park, Campbellsville - March 31
The focus of this trail cleanup will be trimming limbs, moving downed trees, cleaning up trash, and repairing erosion problems. Cleanup event starts at 9 a.m. at the park office. Food is available for volunteers. Call 270-465-8255.
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Buckhorn - April 21
Visit Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park for its annual cleanup day April 21, which starts at 8:30 a.m. with registration at the marina. Gloves and bags will be provided, along with lunch for volunteers. This event is co-sponsored by the Buckhorn Scenic Trail Association, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Perry County Fiscal Court and PRIDE. Call 1-800-325-0058.
Information provided by Gil Lawson
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