MOBILE, Ala. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District at West Point Project announces its annual celebration of National Public Lands Day scheduled Sept. 28, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Holiday Campground, located on the project site in West Point, Georgia.
NPLD — observed annually at public lands in the U.S. on the fourth Saturday of September — is the largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands.
“We invite the public to celebrate this special day by volunteering for a number of projects to benefit West Point Lake,” said Danielle Clark, natural resource specialist at West Point Project.
This year’s event will focus on projects such as shoreline clean-up, construction of blue bird nesting boxes, and fish habitat structures.
Volunteers who pre-register are eligible for two nights of free camping on campsites at the Holiday Camp. They will also receive a free boat rides on the lake and lunch at Holiday Campground.
Lunch and boat rides begin at 11:00 a.m.
“We encourage everyone, including families and large groups, who are volunteering for National Public Lands Day to relax and enjoy our beautiful campsites,” said Clark.
Those interested can contact the West Point Project Office, 706-645-2937, or send an e-mail to Danielle.E.Clark@usace.army.mil.
West Point Lake is a man-made reservoir impounded by the West Point Dam on the Chattahoochee River. Construction of the dam was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1962 for flood control, hydroelectric power, navigation, fish and wildlife development and general recreation, including fishing, camping, boating and other recreational activities.
Visit West Point Project’s webpage: https://go.usa.gov/xyJJb
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