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Posted 1/26/2018

Release no. 18-006

Shirley Smith

VICKSBURG, Miss…Team members of the Corps’ Enid Lake is partnering with Enid Lake Volunteers for Waste Management to conduct Enid Lake’s 15th Annual Clean-Up Day to be held February 24, 2018.  

Volunteers interested in participating in this event can meet at one of the following areas at 7:00 a.m., Enid Lake Field Office, Chickasaw Hill Boat Ramp or Sylva Rena Grocery. Areas of focus will include Enid Lake’s main access roads, recreational areas, and shoreline.

Since conception in 2004, Enid Lake Volunteers for Waste Management have held “Clean Up Day” 14 consecutive years. The Volunteers for Waste Management’s Clean Up Day has been directly responsible for picking up more than 923 compacted cubic yards of trash and debris, and removal of 760 tires from the shoreline and roadways of Enid Lake. The event has also been directly responsible for volunteer services valued at over $335,000.

The Helmet Policy will be enforced for all volunteers bringing ATV’s/UTV’s to the Clean Up Day. That policy requires all operators and passengers to wear a DOT approved helmet.

For more information on the Clean Up Day, please contact the Enid Lake Office at 662-563-4571.

Although the primary mission of Enid Lake is flood damage risk reduction, almost 600,000 individuals visit Enid Lake annually to enjoy the campgrounds, fishing areas, hiking trails, playgrounds, boat ramps and swimming beaches. The lake traffic brings approximately $10,500,000 annually to the local economy and supports almost 170 jobs. Information on Corps lakes and recreational areas can be found on the Vicksburg District Operations Division’s website.