Donate your Christmas Tree to create new fish habitats

Little Rock District - USACE
Published Dec. 29, 2020
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- What do you do with the Christmas tree when the holiday season is over?  Complete your gift-giving by donating your discarded tree for fish cover at several Little Rock District lakes.

To donate, take your old Christmas tree to any of the following locations:

Norfork: Any U.S. Army Corps of Engineer boat ramp

Bull Shoals: Any U.S. Army Corps of Engineer boat ramp

Beaver Lake: Highway 12 bridge boat ramp, Don Roufa ramp

Millwood Lake: Yarborough Landing, Wilton Landing, Okay Landing

Dierks Lake: Jefferson Ridge South

DeQueen Lake: Rolling Fork boat ramp, Oak Grove Landing

Gillham Lake: Cossatot Point boat ramp

Please deposit the trees to the side of the ramp, being careful not to block ramp access or parking areas.  All trees should be real, not artificial, and must be free of ornaments and tinsel to prevent harm to fish. The trees will then be available for anyone interested in using them to provide shelter for fish and serve as attractors for recreational fishing.  Anyone wanting to use these trees is welcome to pick them up to sink as fish cover.

Any unclaimed trees will be sunk by USACE or Arkansas Game and Fish personnel later this winter.

If you have any questions regarding this program contact the Natural Resource offices at the Mountain Home project office at 870-425-3795, Beaver Lake project office at 479-636-1210 or the Milwood Tri-Lakes project office at 870-898-3343.

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Release no. 20-152