Department of Parks
Anti-Litter Campaign Collects 46,000 Signatures
CORBIN, Ky. – An anti-litter campaign headed by Cumberland Falls State Resort Park and Whitley County Schools has collected 46,000 signatures from people promising not to litter for the next year.
The park near Corbin worked with Whitley County students to collect names in an effort to prevent littering as well as call attention to the issue. Park Manager Lisa Davis recently appeared before the Whitley County Board of Education to recognize the classes that had gathered the most signatures.
“This total far exceeded our expectations when we began this project,” said Davis, who led a similar effort last year in Carter County. “This shows that our neighbors really want to keep Whitley County beautiful.”
The winning classroom was at Whitley County Middle School with 10,009 pledges. The classroom received a field trip to the park with a lunch.
One of the top goals of the state park system is to protect and preserve the environment, Davis noted.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is the home of Cumberland Falls – one of the most scenic waterfalls in the country. The park also has a lodge, cottages, restaurant, campground and hiking trails.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov