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Volunteers needed for Kentucky River cleanup this weekend

Posted at 6:37 PM, Jul 25, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Volunteers will be out on boats cleaning the Kentucky River this Saturday.

"A lot of people in Lexington, because the river doesn't run through the center of the city, don't get to see the river very often and they don't know that it's the source of our drinking water, and that it's where a lot of people boat and fish, and we have lots of wildlife that we need to care for, so it's very important to keep the river clean," said Environmental Initiatives Specialist Jennifer Myatt.

The cleanup will start from the Clays Ferry Boat Dock off Route 25. To get as much done as possible, the city is looking for more volunteers, especially those with boats.

"If you have a boat and you can take other volunteers with you, it's a good way to get people cooperating and together," said Myatt.

If you're interested in volunteering, you can call LEXCall at 311 or register here.

The clean up will happen rain or shine.