The Patoka Lake Watershed Steering Committee is hosting the 16th annual Patoka Lake Clean Up on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Patoka Lake Corps of Engineers Office at Patoka Lake Dam at 4512 Cuzco Road in Dubois.
The event will begin at 8 a.m. EST. Participants of all ages and abilities can participate and will be assigned an area in which to pick up trash and recycling. At 11 a.m. EST all volunteers can return to the dam for a fish fry, door prizes, goody bags, and a free event gift.
Each year volunteers pick up more than 2,000 pounds of trash during the event. All supplies are provided. Volunteers should wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, long pants, and consider carpooling to the site.
Service and youth groups are asked to register in advance. For more information or to register, call the Patoka Lake Nature Center at 812-685-2447 or email Dana Reckelhoff at dreckelhoff@dnr.IN.gov. Check the Patoka Lake Watershed Steering Committee Facebook page for event updates.