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Hundreds Of Volunteers At Lake Cumberland Pick-Up Trash Left Behind By Heavy Rain

Posted at 7:44 PM, Mar 23, 2019

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – People in Pulaski County say all of the rain over the last few months has left trash covering the banks of Lake Cumberland.

Now they’re rushing to clean up the garbage before the busy summer tourist season.

Hundreds of volunteers worked on Saturday to pick up hundreds of bags of garbage from the area near General Burnside Island.

“To have this many people and that multitude of caring and compassion, it’s overwhelming,” said Farrah Dobbs.

Officials with Burnside Tourism say lake levels reached record highs this winter after heavy rains.

As the water has gone down items like plastic, bottles, Styrofoam and other trash have been left behind.

Lake Cumberland is a huge tourist destination and locals say they want the lake to be beautiful for visitors.

They hope to organize volunteers again to clean-up a different area of the lake.