NR 17-036: Cordell Hull Lake enlisting volunteers for National Public Lands Day

Published Sept. 22, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 22, 2017) — The staff at Cordell Hull Lake is enlisting the support of volunteers for the annual National Public Lands Day beautification projects 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30.

Volunteers are needed to help with trail work, parking lot striping, and tree plantings in the Tailwater Recreation Area.  This year’s event begins at 8 a.m. at the Tailwater Recreation area shelter located below the Resource Managers Office. Volunteers will be provided with all equipment to do the work and are encouraged to wear old clothes and sturdy shoes to the event. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers participating in the event.

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.

The Tailwater Recreation Area is located at 71 Corps Lane, Carthage, Tenn. The zip code is 37030. For more information contact the Resource Manager’s Office at 615-735-1034.  The office is open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday.  Follow Cordell Hull Lake on Facebook for the latest updates at The official Public Lands Day website is available at

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


Lee Roberts

Release no. 17-035