US Army Corps of Engineers
Pittsburgh District

Fishing group helps to clean up Stonewall

U.S. Army Corps Engineers Pittsburgh District
Published June 12, 2015
The Stonewall Jackson Lake staff partnered with a local fishing group to beautify and make the lake safe for visitors, June 6.

The Stonewall Jackson Lake staff partnered with a local fishing group to beautify and make the lake safe for visitors, June 6.

The Stonewall Jackson Lake staff partnered with a local fishing group to beautify and make the lake safe for visitors, June 6.

The Stonewall Jackson Lake staff partnered with a local fishing group to beautify and make the lake safe for visitors, June 6.

The Stonewall Jackson Lake staff partnered with a local fishing group to beautify and make the lake safe for visitors, June 6.

Fishing Report West Virginia contacted the lake staff to volunteer their services to remove garbage and hazard from the lake. Eight members met at the Jacksonville Access Ramp at Stonewall Jackson to start the task.

They supplied trash grabbers, gloves, and heavy duty bags.  The crew set out on kayaks and bass boats to scour the shoreline of garbage. In one day, the organization filled three pickup trucks which consisted of 16 55-gallon bags full of garbage, 10 vehicle tires, five large containers, a door, a crate, and old fence material.

Stonewall Jackson Lake, like many lakes in our beautiful state, fall victim to litter and illegal dumping. Not only does garbage on the lake ruin the aesthetics, but it becomes a hazard to water vessels and dangerous for aquatic life.

The staff of Stonewall Jackson Lake is grateful for Fishing Report West Virginia’s hard work and commitment to keeping our lake beautiful. If you would like to be a volunteer at Stonewall Jackson Lake, please contact the volunteer coordinator at 304-269-4588.

 

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