Cleanup of Sayers Lake is Saturday

PHOTO PROVIDED Rod Fye, executive director of Keep Centre County Beautiful, shows a map of Bald Eagle State Park and the litter “hotspots.” A cleanup of the lake is planned Saturday.

BLANCHARD –Foster Joseph Sayers Lake has a new comrade, Keep Centre County Beautiful (KCCB).

Everyone is invited to meet and work alongside KCCB’s executive director Rod Fye during a three-hour paddle and boat shoreline community litter cleanup this Saturday.

Fye has been surveying shorelines and has found numerous pieces of litter floating near or on the western edge of the Route 26 riprap wall known as “the causeway.”

“Why litter always seems to collect in the most difficult areas to reach can be so frustrating, but I know novice and experienced paddlers and flat bottom boat drivers will be able to reach these sites,” he said. “The cleanup goal is to bag up plastic trash floating along the shoreline. If we don’t collect the litter now the items will sink, and as the plastic degrades, fish and other animals may consume the pieces, even though in fact they’re feeding on items that may eventually kill them.”

Registration is requested by noon today, if possible. All registered participants will be provided trash bags, refreshments and a grilled luncheon of hot dogs and hamburgers at Pavilion 9.

Sign up to participate at www.centrecountyrecycles.org or phone Rod at 814-574-0734.

This event is made possible by support provided by Bald Eagle State Park and the Fye family.

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