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Posted 1/7/2014

Release no. 14-001


Contact
Kavanaugh Breazeale
601-631-5052
kavanaugh.breazeale@usace.army.mil

Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (Corps) will host the 14th annual Arkabutla Lake mid-winter bald eagle survey, Saturday, 11 January 2013. Volunteers will watch, count and document movement of bald eagles around Arkabutla Lake. Volunteers should dress appropriately and meet at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office at 7:00 a.m. for information and instructions.

Last year, 15 volunteers assisted Corps rangers with this survey. Area locations with recent eagle sightings are Kelly’s Crossing, Coldwater Point, Dub Patton and Over View Spillway. Volunteers will return to the Arkabutla Lake Field Office at approximately 10:00 a.m. for a live-birds-of-prey educational program from the Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation Inc.

Arkabutla Lake is part of the Mississippi River and Tributaries System (MR&T) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District. The lake is located near Coldwater, Mississippi, and is approximately 30 minutes south of Memphis, Tennessee. Approximately 5.5 million visitors per year spend over $130 million with 60 percent being captured by local economies. Visitor spending also supports the addition of 1,500 jobs.   The Corps offers an array of recreational opportunities that include fishing, boating, camping, hiking, bicycling, swimming, and photography. As stewards of public lands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is dedicated to providing a safe, quality recreational experience for all visitors. To learn more about the Vicksburg District, visit our website. www.mvk.usace.army.mil

For interviews or more information on this or other Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers topics, contact Kavanaugh Breazeale, Public Affairs and Communications Office at 601-631-5052 or email kavanaugh.breazeale@usace.army.mil .

You may also contact Ranger Kandy Alldread at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office at kandy.l.alldread@usace.army.mil or 662-562-6261 Ext. 14563.