The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold its Third Annual "Rake the Lake" Spring Clean-up at Sutton Lake from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring their boats and head to their favorite cove, or drive or hike into more remote areas. Bags, gloves, grabbers and other supplies will be provided.
During the previous "Rake the Lake: efforts, volunteers have removed over eight tons of trash from Sutton Lake, and their efforts are clearly seen in several areas, including Wolf Creek and the Tunnel Road area below Bakers Run Campground.
Many large items have been removed through this effort, including over 400 tires, several mattresses, refrigerators and other cast-off appliances.
The event is hosted by the Corps of Engineers at Sutton Lake, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Sutton Lake Marina and the Braxton Citizen's News.
At the conclusion of the day, numerous local businesses sponsor a cookout at Sutton Lake Marina to thank those who participate. The first 200 registered participants also receive a T-Shirt."Rake the Lake" is open to everyone. If you'd like to volunteer, call the Sutton Lake Project Office at 304-765-2816 or e-mail SuttonL...@usace.army.mil to register. If you don't have a favorite place you want to work, the corps will suggest an area in particular need of attention.