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Habitat Day, Annual Cleanup Approach At Enid

Staff Report

ENID LAKE– Enid Lake’s annual Habitat Day is less than a month away and organizers have scheduled an organizational day at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Enid Lake Field Office.
The planning meeting is scheduled to coordinate the annual Habitat Day on February 1, when volunteers place cedar trees in the barren lake bottom to create structures for fish. This year volunteers will divide into groups and work at Rowsey, Bynum, Dew and Jones creeks.
Work will include dragging the trees with ATVs, tying and anchoring cedar trees with concrete weights and ties, and driving wooden stakes with post drivers. Volunteers are asked to bring their ATVs to assist in placing the trees in the proper locations. If you don’t have an ATV and still would like to participate, don’t worry, there will be plenty to do including hooking and unhooking trees to and from ATVs, tying and anchoring shelters, and constructing wooden stake beds.
After a morning of constructing fish shelters, volunteers will return to Enid Lake’s maintenance shop for lunch and a drawing for door prizes.
Remember, volunteers of all ages are needed. Anyone interested in participating in this event or anyone who would like to find out more information on this event is invited to attend Thursday’s meeting.
Cleanup Day
A second organization meeting is scheduled Tues-day, Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Enid Lake Field Officer for the Annual Clean Up Day.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Volun-teers for Waste Management have set the annual event for Feb. 22, starting at 7 a.m.
Enid Lake personnel would like to invite all visitors who frequent Enid Lake to these two events. With this in mind, we must also remember that the public lands surrounding Enid Lake are for everyone’s enjoyment and it is the responsibility of each user to preserve, protect and enhance our natural resources.  

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