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Posted 5/3/2017

Release no. 17-008


Contact
Alicia Wicker, park ranger
(814) 658-6812
alicia.e.palmer@usace.army.mil

RAYSTOWN LAKE, Pennsylvania — The Friends of Raystown Lake and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are calling on volunteers to participate in a shoreline cleanup at Raystown Lake during the annual Lake Cleanup Day, scheduled for Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tatman Run Recreation Area (rain or shine).

Each year, volunteers from across the region play a critical role in the health and beauty of our important water resource by helping to remove tons of recyclables, trash, tires, appliances and more from the shoreline of Raystown Lake.

“Lake Cleanup Day is a simple and effective opportunity for families, civic groups, scouts, students and individuals to volunteer and show support for their community and Raystown Lake,” said Jude Harrington, supervisory park ranger, Baltimore District.

Volunteers will be provided gloves, bags and will be treated to breakfast and a pulled pork lunch. In an effort to reduce the use of plastic at the cleanup site, volunteers are encouraged to bring a bucket or reusable bag, and a reusable water bottle. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, a hat, and sunscreen and should be prepared to work outside.

USACE is especially in need of volunteer boats and operators to transport volunteers and bags of trash that will be collected. All interested volunteers should contact Park Ranger Alicia Wicker at (814) 658-6812, or by e-mail at alicia.e.palmer@usace.army.mil to register and receive additional information.

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