Make a difference in the Barren River Lake Community by participating in the 32nd Annual Trashmasters Classic Lakeshore Cleanup from 8 until 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 21. This is an excellent family activity where you and your children will have a "hands on" opportunity to be good stewards of our public lands. The lakeshore cleanup is designated an official National Public Lands Day Event. This year’s event is sponsored by Candy's Campers and coordinated in conjunction with the Friends of Barren River Lake and Park and Barren River Lake State Resort Park.

Registration Requirements

It is very important that all groups bringing children without their parents contact us prior to the event to obtain the required forms. We require a separate volunteer form with a parent or legal guardian’s signature for each child under the age of 18. If you are bringing a large group we also ask that you please contact us ahead of time to coordinate your participation. You can reach us at 270-646-2055, and we will send you the necessary forms. Individuals and small groups do not need to pre-register.

When, Where, What to Bring

On Saturday, Sept. 21 at 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. stop by any of the following areas to register: Bailey's Point, The Narrows, State Park, Port Oliver and Walnut Creek. Just check in at the registration table near the boat ramp. Groups such as Scout troops, church and school groups are highly encouraged to attend, but should call us at 270-646-2055 to pre-register. Don’t forget to bring your own water and sunscreen. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. A pontoon boat will shuttle you to the shoreline where you will pick up trash.


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Prizes, Free Lunch, Music, Exhibitors and More!

Afternoon activities start at noon at the state park beach where sponsors of the event will host an afternoon of food and fun-filled activities for all the cleanup volunteers. WBKO’s Shane Holinde returns for the 18th year as the event emcee and music will be provided. Free food and great prizes will be given away to the participants, donated by local businesses and individuals. As has become Trashmasters tradition, this year’s grand prize will be a kayak package. Friends of Barren River Lake and Park, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, is accepting donations to fully support the costs of food, drinks, and prizes provided to the volunteers at the afternoon festivities. Please send donations for the lakeshore cleanup to “Friends of Barren River Lake & Park”, P.O. Box 213, Glasgow, KY 42142. Your donations are tax deductible.

Pontoon Boats & Volunteers Needed

We need your help. Pontoon boats are vital to this event, as they are required to shuttle volunteers and trash back and forth along the shoreline. As a token of appreciation, pontoon boat owners will be given a choice of a gift card for gas reimbursement or two nights free camping at any Barren River Lake Corps of Engineers Campground. Tarps will be provided to line your boat for trash pick-up, and a pressure washer will be available for cleanup of your boat afterwards. In addition, there will be a special prize drawing just for pontoon boat drivers, which includes a $200 grand prize. Remember to have enough lifejackets available for all passengers. If you do not have a pontoon, you can volunteer as a registration person or zone coordinator at one of the boat ramps. To register for one of these jobs, or as a pontoon boat driver, please contact Holly Myers at 270-646-2055. You may also register online at

For More Information

For more information, please call Holly Myers at the Barren River Lake, Corps of Engineers Office at 270-646- 2055, or visit the Friends on Facebook at You can also visit the Friends’ website at

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