The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is enlisting the support of volunteers at its lakes on the Cumberland River and its tributaries in support of the 26th Annual National Public Lands Day Sept. 28.
You can volunteer to help clean Percy Priest lake on Friday, September 27th. Volunteers will kayak and canoe to Bear, Raccoon and Pig Island to help pick up trash and remove debris along the shore and in the waters (More Details Below).
The national theme for this year's event is "Connecting to Nature through Service." It is the largest volunteer hands-on restoration activity of its kind where people do clean up, repair, construction and refurbishment in public parks, forests, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and cultural and historic sites.
Visitors at USACE sites take part in tree planting, erosion control, bank stabilization, building trails, restoring recreation areas, trash pickup, removing invasive species and non-native plants, improving wildlife habitats and rehabilitating playgrounds.
Details to Volunteer at J. Percy Priest Lake:
Percy Priest Lake is hosting its National Public Lands Day event 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at Anderson Road Day Use Area. Once volunteers are registered, they will kayak or canoe to Bear, Raccoon or Pig Island to help remove trash. Volunteers can bring their own kayak/canoe or the Corps can provide one thanks to a partnership with Dave's Watersports. Life jackets are also available. Park Rangers are going to pick up full garbage bags at each island. Around 12:30 p.m. volunteers will paddle back to Anderson Road for lunch at the pavilion. If interested in volunteering for this event, please private message the lake on Facebook with your name and phone number, or call the Visitor's Center at 615-889-1975. Due to the limited number of canoes, kayaks and staff that are available, this event is limited to 50 people only. Follow J. Percy Priest Lake on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/jpercypriestlake.