NR 17-035: Dale Hollow Lake enlisting volunteers for shoreline cleanup

Published Sept. 15, 2017
Boy Scouts pose during the National Public Lands Day Shoreline Cleanup at Dale Hollow Lake Sept. 24, 2016. (USACE photo by Sondra Carmen)

Boy Scouts pose during the National Public Lands Day Shoreline Cleanup at Dale Hollow Lake Sept. 24, 2016.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 15, 2017) — The staff at Dale Hollow Lake is enlisting the support of volunteers for the annual National Public Lands Day Shoreline Cleanup 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30.

Volunteers are needed to help remove litter off of the lake’s 620 miles of shoreline and 25,000 acres of water.  Check-in stations for volunteers are located at Pleasant Grove Recreation Area and Lillydale Recreation Area on Dale Hollow Lake.  Free trash bags and gloves will be provided at each location.  There is no need to pre-register.

The Corps of Engineers has been involved with National Public Lands Day since its inception in 1994 and has consistently been one of the event’s largest providers of sites and volunteers. As the nation’s leading federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation, USACE Headquarters manages 421 lakes and river projects in 43 states. With nearly 90 percent of these projects located within 50 miles of metropolitan areas, the Corps sites provide a wide range of safe, affordable outdoor recreation opportunities close to home.

Pleasant Grove Recreation Area is located at 1170 Cedar Hill Road in Celina (zip code 38551).  Lillydale Recreation Area is located at 985 Lillydale Road in Allons (zip code 38541).

For more information contact the Resource Manager’s Office at 931-243-3136.  The office is open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday.  Follow Dale Hollow Lake on Facebook for the latest updates at http://www.facebook.com/dalehollowlake. The official Public Lands Day website is available at https://www.neefusa.org/public-lands-day.

(The public can obtain news, updates and information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District on the district’s website at www.lrn.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at

http://www.facebook.com/nashvillecorps

and on Twitter at

http://www.twitter.com/nashvillecorps

. The public can also follow Dale Hollow Lake on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/dalehollowlake.)

 


Contact
Bill Peoples
615-736-7161
chief.public-affairs@usace.army.mil
or
Lee Roberts
615-736-7161
chief.public-affairs@usace.army.mil

Release no. 17-034