Volunteers welcome at Lake Jocassee cleanup event

UPSTATE — Volunteers will gather at Devils Fork State Park Saturday, Sept. 15, to remove trash and debris at Lake Jocassee in a collaborative effort that garnered tremendous community teamwork last year.
This second-annual cleanup event, called Jocassee V.I.P. (Volunteer, Improve, Preserve) Day, is the largest of its kind for Lake Jocassee. Starting at 9 a.m., volunteers will disperse in teams to conduct a variety of trash removal and trail-building projects. Duke Energy and many other commercial and environmental organizations are helping to sponsor the day’s activities.
Volunteers are still welcome for the event. Those interested in volunteering or learning more can visit for information. Volunteers should register through this site and should plan to arrive between 8 and 9 a.m.
“This event is what South Carolina State Parks are all about: connecting people to the resources that we all have the responsibility to protect and preserve,” said Kevin Evans, Devils Fork State Park manager.