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Habitat Day, Cleanup Approach At Enid

Each year at Enid Lake’s Annual Habitat Day numerous volunteers help stake cedar tree in the lake bottom to provide structure for fish. It is fun for the entire family.

Staff Report


ENID LAKE – Enid Lake’s annual Habitat Day is less than a month away and organizers have scheduled a planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, at the Enid Lake Field Office.

The planning meeting is scheduled to coordinate the annual Habitat Day on February 4, 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 Midway, Chickasaw Hill, and Long Branch.

Work will include dragging cedar 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 cedar 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.

Enid Lake staff would like to remind all volunteers who will be bringing ATVs/UTVs there is a helmet policy that requires all riders to wear a DOT approved helmet

Remember, volunteers of all ages are needed. Anyone interested in participating in this event or anyone who would like to find out more information is invited to attend Tuesday’s meeting.


Cleanup 

Day is 

February 25

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Enid Lake and the Volunteers for Waste Management have set the annual Clean Up Day Event for February 25. The event will begin 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.

Recreation Area Updates

Over the course of the past year, major improvements have been made to Enid Lake’s recreational areas. There has not been a better time to take the family to Enid Lake for a weekend getaway than the present. Every site in Persimmon Hill Campground provides campers with full hook ups including: water, electrical and sewage hookups. Construction to include sewage hookups in Wallace Creek Campground has already begun. 

For children, there are new playgrounds located in Riverview, Hickory Ridge, Persimmon Hill, and Water Valley Landing. Improve-ments are currently being made to the amphitheater in Hickory Ridge, which provides a great place for weddings and special events. This is the perfect location for events with a spectacular view of the lake, as well as a swimming area on site. 

Completion of the amphitheater is imminent. Call the Enid Lake Field Office at 662-563-4571 to book your reservation today.

For more information on Enid Lake’s special events and updates, contact the Enid Lake Field Office at 662-563-4571 or visit the following website at http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/EnidLake.aspx.

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