Christmas trees and artifical structures that were donated to Lake Shelbyville will be put into the lake on March 26th. The US Army Corps of Engineers, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Alliance will spearhead the effort. Volunteers with large jon boats are needed as well as volunteers to help bundle and place the trees in boats.
Volunteers are asked to meet at the Wilborn Creek Recreation Area boat ramp parking lot March 26th by 8:30 AM. Volunteers are required to sign in prior to starting work at 9 and a free lunch will be provided.
Maps with GPS locations of the cubes and stumps will be available at local businesses for 60 days following the event. It can also be printed from the LSFHA Facebook page and the Lake Shelbyville website after those 60 days. All participants will receive aerial maps with coordinates for where Christmas trees were placed for later fishing reference. Maps will not be supplied to the general public, so if you want one, the US Army Corps of Engineers is encouraging you to come on fish habitat improvement day.
For more information on this project, or if you plan to bring a boat, please contact Natural Resources Specialist Cory Donnel at 217-774-3951, ext. 7001.