Thursday, September 22, 2011

St. Louis District supports National Public Lands Day, Sept. 24

Hundreds of volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District lakes and recreational sites prepare to participate in the 18th annual National Public Lands Day, Sept. 24. National Public Lands Day is the largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in the country. Nationwide, thousands of volunteers from coast to coast will come together to improve and restore lands and facilities Americans use for recreation, education, exercise and enjoyment.

Volunteers at St. Louis District sites will take part in trail maintenance, boardwalk construction, flowerbed maintenance, weeds removal and river, shoreline and roadways clean-up. Participating in National Public Lands Day is an opportunity to answer President Barrack Obama’s call to service in supporting America’s Great Outdoors initiative.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the nation’s leading federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation. The St. Louis District is home to seven lake and river projects in Missouri and Illinois.

Activities around the St. Louis District will take place on September 24 at the following locations:
11981 Rend City Road 
Benton, Illinois 62812
Clean up the roadways and shoreline. Lunch is provided.
Contact: Dawn Kovarik
(618) 724-2493 
10992 Highway T 
Wappapello, Missouri 63966
Litter removal along designated roadways and shoreline.
Contact: Andrew Jefferson
(573) 222-8562  
RR 4 Box 128B 
Shelbyville, Illinois 62565
Flowerbeds maintenance and removal of weeds and debris.
Contact: Annie Hickman
(217) 774-3951 x2
301 Riverlands Way 
West Alton, Missouri 63386
Trail maintenance, boardwalk, construction and river clean-up.
Contact: Charles Deutsch
(636) 899-0082 

20642 Highway J
Monroe City, MO 63456 
Weeds and leaves removal and bush planting.
Contact: Benjamin Sapp

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