With an extreme amount of litter on McCreary County roadsides this spring, folks have good reason to pitch in and take advantage of two organized events designed to help clean up McCreary County. This Saturday, March 25, will see the Annual PRIDE Spring Cleanup 2017 on HWY 90 (Cumberland Falls Road) and the first Volunteer Yamacraw Bridge (Trail and River) Cleanup.
The PRIDE HWY 90 cleanup will celebrate “A Generation of Change” with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the gift shop. Volunteers will pick up litter on HWY 90 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Individuals, businesses, and groups are welcome, and kid-friendly cleanup areas will be available.
The event offers free lunch for all volunteers with free t-shirts while supplies last. This year’s door prize drawings include two UK basketball tickets and bicycles along with other great prizes.
For more information about the HWY 90 Spring Cleanup, contact PRIDE at 888-577-4339 (toll free) or 606-677-6150.
The Yamacraw Bridge Cleanup is sponsored by the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in partnership with UltraNautRunning, McCreary County, and Explore Kentucky. The trail and river cleanup along the Sheltowee Trace National Recreational Trail between the K & T Heritage Trail Bridge and the Yamacraw Bridge in Stearns will help prepare the area for tourist season and the 2017 Yamacraw Run event scheduled for April 8.
Volunteers will meet and sign in on Saturday, March 25 at the HWY 92 Yamacraw Bridge River Access (west) parking lot, off of State Route 1363 at 9:00 a.m. The cleanup will end at 1:00 p.m. Additional parking is located on the east side of the bridge at the Yamacraw Day Use Area, as well as at the K & T Heritage Bridge parking lot south of HWY 92 on Route 1363. Parking is limited, and participants are encourage to meet at the Big South Fork Scenic Railway Depot in Stearns to carpool.
Participants in the Yamacraw Bridge Cleanup are asked to wear sturdy boots, long pants, long sleeved shirts, and to bring water, insect repellent, and gloves. Trash bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
For more information, including driving directions, about the Yamacraw Cleanup, go to: https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7011610.