Raystown Lake seeks volunteers to construct, place fish structures

Published April 22, 2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake is seeking energized volunteers to help with construction and placement of aquatic habitat structures during fish structure building days, April 28-29 from 8 a.m. to noon at Snyder’s Run Boat Launch, located off Snyder’s Run Road, approximately 10 minutes from Huntingdon.

Fish structure building days offer a great opportunity for sportsmen’s organizations, civic clubs or individual volunteers to demonstrate their commitment to the fisheries of Raystown Lake. The Corps and the Friends of Raystown Lake will provide volunteers with necessary vehicle access, parking and light refreshments. 

The placement of artificial habitat structures such as porcupine junior cribs, black bass nesting structures and vertical plank structures, can help stimulate growth in aquatic ecosystems.

Corps staff and volunteers prepare to place porcupine brush cribs into Raystown Lake , April 17, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Alicia Palmer)

This is the 27th year volunteers have helped the Corps and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission build and place artificial aquatic habitat structures in Raystown Lake.

For additional information about the project’s fisheries program or directions, contact Park Ranger Alicia Palmer at Alicia.E.Palmer@usace.army.mil or via phone at 814-658-6812.

Alicia Palmer

Release no. 19-004