LAKE SHELBYVILLE -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Alliance will place donated Christmas trees and artificial structures into Lake Shelbyville to enhance the fisheries for years to come on March 17, 2018.
Volunteers with large Jon boats are needed as well as volunteers on shore to help build structures and bundle and place the trees and artificial structures in boats. To volunteer, meet at the Wolf Creek State Park boat ramp parking lot by 8:30 a.m. Volunteers are required to sign in prior to starting and work will begin at 9 a.m. A free lunch will be provided at the Wolf Creek State Park office.
All participants on fish habitat day will receive aerial maps with coordinates detailing where the structure was placed for later fishing reference. Maps will not be supplied to the general public. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers greatly appreciates the volunteers and surrounding communities for their support of this project. For more information on this fish habitat project, or if you plan to bring a boat please contact Natural Resources Specialist Cory Donnel at 217-774-3951 ext. 7001 or IDNR Fisheries Biologist Mike Mounce at 217-345-2420.