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The Corps will use donated trees to create fish habitat in the lake by placing fish shelters made of bundles of Christmas trees.

The Corps will use donated trees to create fish habitat in the lake by placing fish shelters made of bundles of Christmas trees. (Photo by courtesy photo)

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Posted 12/12/2013

Release no. 13-088


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Jason Presley
501-340-1905

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. -- Christmas trees don’t have to go in the trash after Christmas.  In fact, all those trees in homes and businesses across the area can be put to good use.  After the holidays, complete your gift giving by donating your tree to the fish in Greers Ferry Lake. 

The Corps will use donated trees to create fish habitat in the lake by placing fish shelters made of bundles of Christmas trees. To donate your tree, drop it off from Dec. 26 until Jan. 17 at Sandy Beach near the boat ramp in Heber Springs, Devils Fork Park’s high-water boat ramp near Greers Ferry/Fairfield Bay, or Choctaw Park’s boat ramp in the Clinton area.  Please do not block access to the ramps for those folks wanting to launch boats.

We will only use live trees, not artificial ones, to make the fish shelters.  Please remove all tinsel and ornaments to protect aquatic life.  Local businesses, with leftover trees, are welcome to drop off their trees as well.  Take advantage of this opportunity to improve fish habitat and provide better sport fishing at our lake.

Volunteers are welcome to help drop fish shelters into the lake.  For more information, call Park Ranger Jason Presley at the Greers Ferry Project Office at 501-340-1905.

Recreation information can be found on the Internet at www.swl.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/littlerockusace, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/usacelittlerock.

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