Mark Twain Lake, March
1, 2016 - Many Christmas trees have been collected during the annual Christmas
tree recycling program. The U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers is now seeking volunteers to place the trees at several established
sites in Mark Twain Lake. John F.
Spalding Ramp will be the designated starting point.
Residents of the
Mark Twain Lake community willing to contribute their time and equipment to
assist the Corps in placing the trees can meet at the John F. Spalding boat
ramp on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
The trees will be bundled together and sunk in Mark Twain Lake, developing an underwater
habitat. These structures provide
excellent places for fish to rest.
Creating this structure also encourages the growth of algae and
zooplankton for young fish to feed upon, which in turn enhances growth. Of course the biggest advantage is they make
excellent places to catch fish, and all those volunteering will have first-hand
knowledge of these “honey holes”.
Anyone wishing to
volunteer or wanting more information should contact the Mark Twain Lake
Project Office at (573) 735-4097.