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Do you love the outdoors and would like to give back to Lake Shelbyville by keeping it a beautiful place to visit?  If so, then the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville would like for you to become a volunteer.   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking for motivated volunteers to adopt flowerbeds, trails, clean facilities and pick up litter within the campgrounds at Lake Shelbyville. In return for the valuable service, volunteers may receive free camping for every four hours of volunteer service within a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed campground at Lake Shelbyville. 

Several flowerbeds are available for adoption.  Some are conveniently located at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center and the others are located in Bo Wood and Coon Creek Recreation Areas     Groups or individuals can adopt a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hiking trail or section of a trail.  This is a great opportunity for scout troops and organized school or community groups.      

Individuals or groups can also volunteer to pick up litter behind campsites in the campgrounds managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  This can be done on days that are convenient for the volunteer including weekends and can be considered as community service.       If you are interested in any of these volunteer projects at Lake Shelbyville, please contact Park Ranger Annie Hickman at 217-774-3951 ext. 7007 or by e-mail at anna.e.hickman@usace.army.mil.


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