US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

Sardis Fish Habitat Day

Published Jan. 25, 2013
Two Vicksburg District rangers prepare a fish habitat at Sardis Lake.

Two Vicksburg District rangers prepare a fish habitat at Sardis Lake.

Sardis, Miss….. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (Corps) will host the annual Sardis Lake Fish Habitat Day, Saturday, 9 February 2013. Volunteers will assist Corps biologists and rangers in the creation of new fish habitats using stake beds and donated Christmas trees.

As reservoirs age, flooded timber and brush deteriorate, leaving aquatic life with less protective cover. Replacing the cover and bedding areas are important in maintaining healthy fish populations. This event also gives fishermen an opportunity to become familiar with the locations of these structures around the lake.

Volunteers are asked to report to the new Sardis Lake Field Office location at the north end of Sardis Dam Saturday, 9 February 2013 at 7:30 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to wear outdoor work clothing and gloves. All terrain vehicle (ATV) use is allowed with proper riding gear to include helmets.

A hot stew lunch at the Corps of Engineers maintenance shop will be available for the volunteers. For further information, please contact Hayden Sullivant at the Sardis Lake Field Office 662-563-4531.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers public lands offer an array of safe recreational opportunities that include fishing, boating, camping, hiking, bicycling, swimming, and photography. The four Corps lakes in Mississippi draw approximately 5.5 million visitors per year, support approximately 1,500 jobs and contribute more than $130 million to regional tourism.




Contact
Kavanaugh Breazeale
601-631-5052

Release no. 13-004