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Posted 1/20/2016

Release no. 16-003


Contact
Shirley Smith
601-631-5223
shirley.j.smith@usace.army.mil

Vicksburg, Miss…Sardis Lake’s Bald Eagle survey will be held Saturday, January 23, 2016. Every year park rangers and volunteers survey areas around the lake to get population counts for Bald Eagles. A total of eight eagles were spotted during last year’s event.

Volunteers are asked to report to the Sardis Lake Field Office at 8:00 a.m. for an orientation followed by a two hour survey period. This year, survey areas are the Hays Crossing, Pat’s Bluff, and Lower Lake Recreation Areas. Participants should dress warmly and bring binoculars. For more information, contact the Sardis Lake Field Office at (662) 563-4531.

Sardis Lake is part of the Mississippi River and Tributaries System (MR&T) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District. The primary mission of the Mississippi lakes is to provide flood risk reduction. With approximately 1.3 million visitors each year, Sardis Lake also contributes approximately $26 million into the local economy. For more information visit our website at www.mvk.usace.army.mil.