Friday, March 17, 2000

Kenton Co. lake targeted for cleanup

Job is part of state effort

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Bicycle tires, beer bottles and wood litter the shores of Kenton County's Doe Run Lake.

        Not for long.

        The longtime fishing hole is the target of a Saturdaycleanup in recognition of Commonwealth Cleanup Week.

        “Because of all the feeder creeks that come down into the lake, it does collect quite a bit of debris and trash,” said Steve Trauger, the county's recreation programs coordinator.

        The idea is to get residents out to the lake and its surrounding 180 acres of hiking trails, fields and nature.

        “This is sort of an unknown area to many people,” Mr. Trauger said.

        Doe Run Lake is off Ky. 17 near Pioneer Park. It borders Edgewood and Covington.

        The cleanup will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

        Rubber gloves, trash bags and refreshments will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to wear boots or old shoes and old clothes.

        With spring sprouting Monday, the county also plans three sites for large-scale trash collection. Those sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

        Residents can take trash and appliances to the Kenton County Road Department office in Independence.

        A trash bin at Pioneer Park will be a designated drop-off for garbage, as will DRT Construction, at the intersection of Ky. 16 and Ky. 17 in Nicholson.

        Tires, cars and hazardous liquids will not be accepted.

        For information on how to dispose of those items, call 371-9169. For information about the Doe Run Lake cleanup, call Kenton County Recreation at 525-7529.


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