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U.S. Corps of Engineers to launch clean-up campaign

For Cory Leonard and his dog, Clarks Hill Park is the perfect place for a day outdoors.

“Oh it’s awesome," Leonard said. "I love taking my dog out here. She loves it. I’m trying to teach her how to swim.”

And in order to keep the area enjoyable to visitors, the  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at J. Strom Thurmond Lake is launching its annual National Public Lands Day Clean-up campaign; efforts to teach the community in preserving our public lands and water. And the Corps of Engineers say they’re always looking for a helping hand.

“We have so many projects that always need to be done, so it’s a great help to us to have the community get involved and volunteer their time,” said Chrissy Alford, recreation chief ranger.

Right now, volunteers are signing up to pick up litter and debris along the lake’s shoreline and picnic areas.

Leonard says he he’ll be off to college, but hopes he’ll still have this place to come home to.

“This is a really awesome area," Leonard said. "If you haven’t been, you should. It’s really cheap to get out here so everyone’s got to do their part to try and keep it clean.”

“The Clean-Up campaign is a month-long initiative running through September 28.

 

Sign up by contacting the Russell Project Office at 800-944-7207. Volunteers can also sign-up by emailing Park Ranger Ed Faust at Edmond.L.Faust@usace.army.mil


For Cory Leonard and his dog, Clarks Hill Park is the perfect place for a day outdoors.

 

“Oh it’s awesome. I love taking my dog out here. She loves it (laughs). I’m trying to teach her how to swim.”

 

And in order to keep the area enjoyable to visitors, the  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at J. Strom Thurmond Lake is launching its annual National Public Lands Day Clean-up campaign; efforts to teach the community in preserving our public lands and water. And the Corps of Engineers say they’re always looking for a helping hand.

 

“We have so many projects that always need to be done, so it’s a great help to us to have the community get involved and volunteer their time.”

 

Right now, volunteers are signing up to pick up litter and debris along the lake’s shoreline and picnic areas.

 

Leonard says he he’ll be off to college, but hopes he’ll still have this place to come home to.

 

“This is a really awesome area. If you haven’t been, you should. It’s really cheap to get out here so everyone’s got to do their part to try and keep it clean.”

 

“The Clean-Up campaign is a month-long initiative running through September 28.

THERE'S AN APPRECIATION PICNIC FOR VOLUNTEERS ON THE LAST DAY OF THE CAMPAIGN. WE HAVE INFORMATION ON HOW TO HELP POSTED ON THE HOMEPAGE UNDER THIS STORY ON OUR WEBSITE AT W-F-X-G DOT COM.

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