Volunteers invited to celebrate National Public Lands Day at Jennings Randolph Lake

Published Sept. 23, 2014
Volunteers invited to celebrate National Public Lands Day at Jennings Randolph Lake


JENNINGS RANDOLPH LAKE The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Jennings Randolph Lake will host their 21st Annual National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, and the celebration will include the reclamation of abandoned apple orchard.

Corps officials are partnering with the local Boy Scouts of America and the Friends of Jennings Randolph Lake to work on reclamation of an abandoned apple orchard to include trail development and thinning out invasive plants.  The apple orchard is located within the Robert W. Craig Campground.

“The reestablishment of the apple orchard and trail development will benefit both wildlife habitat improvement and increase the recreational opportunities for the public,” said Karl Hakala, the manger of Jennings Randolph Lake.  

Attendees will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the large group shelter located in the Robert W. Craig Campground for a safety briefing and instructions.  Due to the work and terrain, wearing of proper footwear and appropriate clothing is recommended.  Work gloves will be provided.

The Friends of Jennings Randolph Lake will provide food and refreshments for volunteers who come out and show their support for National Public Lands Day.

If you have any questions please message the Jennings Randolph Lake Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/USACEJenningsRandolphLake or call the park office at (304) 355-2346, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and ask to speak to one of the park rangers.

Visit our website at http://www.nab.usace.army.mil/missions/damsrecreation/jenningsrandolphlake, for more information.


Bill Donnellan

Release no. 14-025