This past Saturday we celebrated National Public Lands Day at Lake Barkley SRP. National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest single day volunteer day dedicated to protecting and preserving our public lands. This year twelve volunteers worked on three separate projects. The first one was a cleanup near our public beach. It resulted in 21 bags of trash (12 which were recyclable) removed from one small area of the park. Volunteers also worked on trail maintenance and were able to install a new railing for a trail bridge, remove 6 downed trees, and repaired two trail bridges. In addition to those two projects over 100 bulbs were planted in the Friendship Garden located at the park’s main entrance.
After our projects were completed, volunteers were treated to a hot dog cookout at the campground. A great big thanks to all of our volunteers for helping keep Lake Barkley beautiful. We hope to see even more volunteers take part next year!
The first load of recyclables collected on National Public Lands Day at Lake Barkley SRP