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Lake Shelbyville Changes Date For Fish Habitat Improvement Day Due To High Winds

The US Army Corps of Engineers has rescheduled their Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Improvement Day to March 27th. Donated Christmas Trees and artifical structures will be placed into Lake Shelbyville on Sunday, March 27th to enhance fisheries.  The original workday was set for Saturday, March 26th but that has been rescheduled due to forecasts saying their will be high winds on Saturday.


To volunteer, The US Army Corps of Engineers and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Alliance are asking that all volunteers meet at the Wilborn Creek Recreational Area boat ramp parking lot by 8:30 AM.  Volunteers will be required to sign in prior to starting work at 9. A free lunch will be provided.


Maps with exact GPS locations of the cubes and stumps will be available following the event at nearby businesses for up to 60 days.  After that, it can be found on the Lake Shelbyville Facebook page and the US Army Corps of Engineers Lake Shelbyville website.  All participants will receive an aerial map with coordinates for where the trees will be placed for later fishing reference. These maps will not be provided to the general public, only those who volunteer.


The US Army Corps of Engineers say they are appreciative of the support of this project from the community.  For more information, contact Cory Donnel at 217-774-3951 ext. 7001. 

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