HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. -- Christmas trees don’t have to go to the trash after Christmas. In fact, all those trees on display 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.
If you would like to donate your tree for fish habitat, you can drop it off at these locations until Jan. 16: Sandy Beach boat ramp in the Heber Springs area, Devils Fork Park new high-water boat ramp in the Greers Ferry/Fairfield Bay area, or Choctaw Park boat ramp in the Clinton area. Please do not block access to the ramps for those folks wanting to launch boats.
Only live trees, not artificial ones, will be used to make the fish shelters. Make sure all tinsel and ornaments have been removed to protect aquatic life. Local businesses that have leftover trees that did not sell are welcome to drop off their trees as well. Take advantage of this opportunity to improve fish habitat and provide better sport fishing opportunities at our lake.
Volunteers are welcome to help drop the trees into the lake. For more information, call Park Ranger Jason Presley at the Greers Ferry Project Office 501-340-1905.
Little Rock District news and recreation information can be found at www.about.me/usacelittlerock.
Release no. 14-092