VICKSBURG, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Bayou Bodcau is hosting its second annual Patriot’s Day. This family oriented activity is scheduled for April 18, 2015, 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Ivan Lake, Cotton Valley, Louisiana.
The event is an invitation to Wounded Warriors from the Monroe and Alexandria areas for participation in the fishing tournament; seven Wounded Warriors will participate. Children and other adults may fish from the piers but are not eligible to participate in the tournament. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winners of the largest bass caught, and heaviest stringers.
The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. The Mississippi lakes not only provide flood risk reduction, but also contribute approximately $99.5 million into the local economy with approximately 4.9 million visitors each year. Information on Corps lakes and recreational areas can be found on the Vicksburg District Operations Division’s website. http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation.aspx
Release no. 15-026