Department of Parks
Spring Cleanup Gets Underway Near Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
CUMBERLAND FALLS, Ky. – Spring cleaning is about to get under way along roadways in southeastern Kentucky, beginning with a community effort near Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.
Rep. Hal Rogers will be on hand Saturday April 5 to spur on volunteers who will join in an organized cleanup activity along Ky. 90 near the park. The cleanup will last from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include a free picnic and door prizes.
“Our goal is to get a turnout of 300 volunteers for the kickoff on April 5. The program aims to clean up unsightly trash discarded along our highways in Whitley and McCreary counties in preparation for another busy tourist season,” said Park Manager Lisa Davis.
SouthEast Telephone Co. is sponsoring the picnic. Other sponsors currently include Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, McCreary County Fiscal Court, Whitley County Fiscal Court, the U.S. Forest Service, McCreary County Extension Service, Outdoor Venture Corporation and the community group PRIDE (Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment). Additional sponsors are welcome.
To sign up a group of volunteers or to learn more about sponsoring the kickoff celebration, contact Mark Davis at the PRIDE office at 1-888-577-4339.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is located off Ky. 90 in Whitley County. For directions, call toll-free: 1-800-325-0063.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 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.