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  • September

    Volunteers clean up Lake Cumberland on National Public Lands Day

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2021) – More than 120 volunteers collected 276 bags of trash, 53 agricultural and car tires, old dock flotation, a metal railing with stairs, and a doghouse during a community effort to clean up Lake Cumberland on National Public Lands Day.
  • Cub Scouts spruce up Cheatham Lake for National Public Lands Day

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 28, 2020) – Cub Scouts and parents from Pack 503 volunteered to spruce up Cheatham Lake Sept. 19 in support of National Public Lands Day.
  • May

    Corps encourages boating safety during Memorial Weekend, National Safe Boating Week

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. May 22, 2018 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is proud to promote National Safe Boating Week, May 19-25, the official launch of the 2018 Safe Boating Campaign and encourage boaters to wear their life jackets and practice water safety. This yearlong campaign promotes the value of voluntary, consistent life jacket wear by recreational boaters.
  • April

    Girl Scouts volunteer for Earth Day event at Cheatham Lake

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (April 28, 2018) – Local Girl Scouts joined park rangers at Cheatham Lake today for Earth Day activities, and their volunteer work contributed toward earning a Community Service badge.
  • March

    Volunteers paint Seven Points Campground for Earth Day

    HERMITAGE, Tenn. (March 22, 2018) – Equipped with spray paint, brushes and rollers, 60 volunteers applied a fresh coat of color today to recondition Seven Points Campground on the shoreline of J. Percy Priest Lake.
  • October

    Cheatham Lake seeks volunteers for Monarch Waystation

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 3, 2017) – The staff at Cheatham Lake is cultivating several flower gardens for bees and butterflies, and seeks volunteers to help certify the site as a Monarch Waystation.
  • September

    Center Hill Lake volunteers convert campground into tobacco-free trail

    Lancaster, Tenn. (Sept. 30, 2017) – About 30 volunteers converted the former Hurricane Bridge Campground today into the new “The Old 56 Trail” at Center Hill Lake in support of National Public Lands Day.
  • Students install wood duck boxes at Cheatham Lake

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2017) – Students at Montgomery Center High School’s Agriculture Academy installed wood duck boxes at Cheatham Lake today, a National Public Lands Day activity.
  • October

    Busy bee volunteers create pollinator gardens at Cheatham Lake

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 4, 2016) – A swarm of busy bee volunteers created pollinator gardens at Cheatham Lake and cleaned up the Bicentennial Trail Oct. 1, 2016 during a National Public Lands Day event.
  • September

    Partnerships result in successful National Public Lands Day event at J. Percy Priest Lake

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept 7, 2013) – In observance of National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands, the J. Percy Priest Lake team partnered with the Nashville Clean Water Project and a diverse group of willing volunteers to tidy up several areas around the lake.
  • December

    Employees tune into Hurricane Sandy call for assistance

    Nashville, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2012) – Hurricane Sandy did not have an effect on Music City, but several Nashville District employees did tune into the immediate call for assistance on the east coast and volunteered to deploy and assist with the recovery effort.
  • November

    Employees pay tribute to former district engineer, Vols coaching legend

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 3, 2012) – Several of the staunchest University of Tennessee Volunteers football fans from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District attended Military Appreciation Day at the game today and paid tribute to former district engineer and Vols coaching legend Brig. Gen. Robert R. Neyland.
  • Nashville District unveils its newest mountain bike trail at Old Hickory Lake

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (Nov. 3, 2012) – Cheers and applause were heard from an on looking crowd as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and members from the Friends of Shutes Branch cut the ceremonial ribbon during the Shutes Branch Mountain Bike Trail Grand Opening at Old Hickory Lake.
  • September

    Volunteers spruce up Nashville District properties for National Public Lands Day

    NASHVILLE, TENN. (Sept. 26, 2011) — Hundreds of volunteers gathered at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District properties Sept. 24 to spruce up, repair, construct and refurbish public parks, forests, rivers, lakes, wetlands and cultural and historic sites.
  • Hands On Nashville, Cummins partnership renovate Smith Springs Park

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 20, 2011) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with Hands On Nashville and Cummins, Inc. to refurbish the picnic area here today at Smith Springs Park at J. Percy Priest Dam.
  • Nearly 600 volunteers ‘pitch in’ at 22nd Annual Lake Cumberland Clean-up

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2011) – Cooler temperatures welcomed volunteers to yet another successful National Public Lands Day event here along the shores of Lake Cumberland. The Friends of Lake Cumberland, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, held the 22nd annual lake-wide cleanup, and the results were terrific.
  • May

    Center Hill Lake highlighting National Safe Boating Week

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 12, 2011) – Memorial Day and boating season is fast approaching. With the warm weather, boaters are anxious about firing up the grill, setting up a tent with the family and getting out on the lake. Before launching a boat for the first time this season, take the time to check for all the required safety equipment, especially life jackets, and make sure all equipment is still in good condition.
  • April

    Volunteers haul out 8,400 pounds of trash at Laurel Lake

    LONDON, Ky. (April 16, 2011) – A total of 270 volunteers worked from boat and shoreline today and hauled out 8,400 pounds of trash during the 14th annual Laurel Lake Clean-up. Some of the most unusual items retrieved included a water heater, a stove, and a 1979 Michigan license plate.