Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Each year, neighbors and visitors are needed to set aside one day to celebrate and give back to the lake that gives the community a place to live, learn, play, exercise and relax. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), volunteers can make a difference in the Nolin River Lake Community by participating in the 11th Annual Lakeshore Clean-up Campaign, Saturday, September 14th from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. "This is an excellent family activity," said the USACE in a statement. "You and your children will have a ‘hands on’ opportunity to connect and make a difference." The clean-up campaign is designated an official National Public Lands Day Event. This event is sponsored by The Friends of Nolin and coordinated in conjunction with The Corps of Engineers and Nolin River Lake State Park.
On Saturday, September 14th at 8:00 am stop by any of the following boat ramps to register, just check in at the registration table at Dog Creek, Moutardier, State Park, and Wax. Groups such as Scout troops, church and school groups are highly encouraged to attend, but should call 270-286-4511 to pre- register. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own water and sunscreen, but trash bags and gloves will be provided. A pontoon boat will shuttle volunteers to the shoreline to pick up trash.
Afternoon activities start at 12:00 p.m. at the Moutardier picnic shelter, with food and giveaways for participants sponsored by Friends of Nolin.
"We need boats and volunteers, pontoon boats are vital to this event, as they are required to shuttle volunteers and trash back and forth along the shoreline, and remember to have enough life jackets available for all passengers," stated USACE in statement. "As a token of appreciation, pontoon boat owners will be given a two nights free camping at any Nolin River Lake Corps of Engineers Campground." Tarps will be provided to line boats for trash pick-up. The USACE also said volunteers do not have to have a pontoon to help, anyone can volunteer as a registration person or zone coordinator at one of the boat ramps. To register for any one of these jobs, please contact Libby Watt at 270-286-4511.
For more information, please call Libby Watt at the Nolin River Lake, Corps of Engineers Office at 270-286-4511
You can also visit the Friends’ website at www.friendsofnolinlake.org.