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Recycling Bins Going to Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

May 8, 2017

Credit Kentucky State Parks

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park will receive 30 recycling bins for its campground thanks to a grant made possible by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group in collaboration with Keep America Beautiful.

The grant, obtained by the Friends of Jenny Wiley, is aimed at keeping parks across the country free of litter. The program has placed 3,400 recycling bins at parks in 38 states over the last four years.

“We’re excited about this opportunity to help make our park and campground cleaner,” said Brittainy Branham, head of the Friends of Jenny Wiley. “We encourage our campers and other park visitors to make every effort to use these bins and keep the litter picked up.”

Park Manager Julian Slone said if there are enough bins, a few may be placed at fishing ramps. All proceeds from recycled waste will be returned to the park, he added.

For more information about Keep America Beautiful’s recycling program, visit: https://www.kab.org/

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park offers something for everyone. Located on the 1,100-acre Dewey Lake, the park has a lodge and conference center as well as fishing, boating, swimming and more. The park also has cottages, a campground and a restaurant. For more information, visit www.parks.ky.gov or call 1-800-325-0142.

Story provided by: Kentucky.gov