The 13th Annual Patoka Lake Clean-Up that was held on Saturday, August 24th brought in volunteers and good weather again this year. An incredible amount of 222 volunteers including those helping with the event were able to rid the lake and surrounding roadways of 3,100 pounds of trash and recyclables.
In addition to 2,600 pounds of trash heading to a landfill, recycled items including three tires and 300 pounds of plastic, aluminum, and other metals.
Volunteers picked up litter to help ensure clean drinking water for more than 100,000 Southern Indiana residents and to beautify the shoreline. Volunteers consisted of individuals, families, friends, and numerous high school students, scout groups, businesses and organizations utilizing it as a service project.