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The largest hands-on volunteer effort to preserve America’s lands, the 18th Annual National Public Lands Day, will take place Saturday, September 24, 2011. Lake Shelbyville is a location participating in this event. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like your help and encourages you and your family, friends, civic, school, youth, or church organization to participate by contributing your time to help keep Lake Shelbyville beautiful.

Activities that you can assist with include maintaining and planting plants in the landscape beds and butterfly garden at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center and painting the Dam East Recreation Area picnic shelter. Other work efforts that are of specific interest to an individual or group will be given full consideration.

If you are interested in volunteering please call the Lake Shelbyville Interpretive Services and Outreach Department at (217) 774-3951 ext. 2. Registration for this event is encouraged but not required. All volunteers should meet at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. for work assignments. All tools and supplies will be provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Volunteers are encouraged to wear the proper clothing, which includes pants and hard-soled shoes and bring a pair of gloves with them. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers at Noon.

Your contributions to maintaining and preserving the public lands at Lake Shelbyville are very much appreciated and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers looks forward to seeing you and working with you on National Public Lands Day on September 24, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. For more information concerning this event contact the Lake Shelbyville Interpretive Services and Outreach Department at (217) 774-3951 ext 2 or email LakeShelbyville@usace.army.mil.

 
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