Motorcycles and the goal of keeping Lake Wallenpaupack clean mix every year with the Ride for the Lake, held during Wally Lake Fest in late August.

PALMYRA TWP. (Pike) - Motorcycles and the goal of keeping Lake Wallenpaupack clean mix every year with the Ride for the Lake, held during Wally Lake Fest in late August. The Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District (LWWMD) discussed marketing the 6th annual Ride for the Lake, at their July board meeting.

Proceeds from registration and sponsorships are used every year for the efforts of the District to monitor the lake water quality, assist with projects to prevent or correct polluting conditions, and to 3educate the public about what they can do.

Ride for the Lake registration begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 26 at the Wallenpaupack Area High School west parking lot (the lot towards Hawley). A lunch voucher and t-shirt is provided to the bikers and riders. The bikers travel 41 miles, completely around the lake.

They budgeted $7,000 under the revenue side of their budget, from Ride for the Lake. The anticipated expenses for the event total $2,500. The Watershed District is a non-profit organization; fund-raising makes up a large portion of their income.

At the 5th event, in 2016, there were 88 motorcycles and 128 aboard. With the help of the riders and sponsors, the District raised $6,438. Since Ride for the Lake was begun, $26,339 (net) has been raised.

Numerous business sponsor the event. District board members will be contacting those that helped in the past. Posters and flyers are being distributed, and a big push on social media is planned. Digital billboard advertising was also employed, over the 4th of July.

The rain date for Ride for the Lake on August 27.
Brian Schan, who is on the District board, initiated the event.
Registration is done online at wallenpaupackwatershed.org. Information and a map will be available online, or call 570-226-3865.

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The Watershed District board meets on the third Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center; please use the side door. The office may be reached at 570-226-3865; visit online at wallenpaupackwatershed.org/.