For Immediate Release:
28 February 2019
Release No.: 19-11
Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Improvement Day
Lake Shelbyville - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Alliance will place donated Christmas trees and artificial structures into Lake Shelbyville to enhance the fisheries on March 16, 2019. Volunteers with large jon boats are needed as well as volunteers on shore to help bundle and place trees in boats. To volunteer, meet at the Lone Point Recreation Area boat ramp parking lot by 8:30 a.m. Volunteers are required to sign in prior to starting work at 9:00 a.m. A free lunch will be provided.
Maps with exact GPS locations of the cubes and artificial stumps will be available following the event at local businesses for 60 days. Then, can be printed from the LSFHA Facebook page and the USACE Lake Shelbyville website after 60 days has expired. All participants will receive aerial maps with coordinates detailing where the Christmas trees were placed for later fishing reference. Maps of the Christmas trees locations will not be supplied to the general public, so if you would like one, we’ll see you on fish habitat improvement day!
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers greatly appreciates the support of this project from the surrounding communities. For more information on this fish habitat project, or if you plan to bring a boat please contact Natural Resources Specialist Cory Donnel at (217) 774-3951, ext. 7001.
Release no. UNRELEASED