In neighboring Pulaski County, businesses, students, organizations, and individual volunteers are encouraged to pitch in and pick up roadside litter at different locations in Somerset and around Pulaski County on Thursday, April 20th, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. eastern during the annual Lake Cumberland Clean Sweep.
The Clean Sweep, hosted by Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, is held each year to promote environmental cleanup, educational awareness, and economic development in preparation for the upcoming tourist season in the Lake Cumberland area.
Clean Sweep volunteers are encouraged to pre-register prior to the event, so they can be assigned an area to clean and receive their trash bags, gloves, and safety vests early. Volunteers unable to register in advance may sign up on the day of the event, starting at 8:30 a.m., at The Center for Rural Development at 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset.
Volunteers may pre-register by calling Eastern Kentucky PRIDE at 606-677-6150.
This is PRIDE’s 26th year of partnering with communities to keep the region’s clean and healthy. Since 1997, 444,182 people have volunteered with PRIDE, more than 992,070 bags of trash and 972,251 tires have been pulled from hillsides and waterways.