US Army Corps of Engineers
Tulsa District

Eufaula Lake News and Notices

National Public Lands Day Event

WHEN: Saturday, September 28, 2019 9AM-12PM

 

WHERE: Lady Bird Landing (Dam Site South), 126 W BK 100 Rd, Stigler OK 74462

https://www.neefusa.org/npld/eufaula-lake-lady-bird-landing/eufaula-lake-trash-bash

 

WHO: Eufaula USACE Rangers, Corps Volunteers, Team Up to Clean Up and the local community

 

WHAT: National Public Lands Day Eufaula Lake Trash Bash - Help us celebrate our public lands by participating in the 2nd Annual Eufaula Lake Trash Bash on Saturday, September 28th. Persons may participate by boat (ie. Motored vessel, kayak, canoe) or by land in the cleanup collaboration of Eufaula Lake and Eufaula Dam. We will gather at Lady Bird Landing picnic shelter, all boats may launch at one of our two boat ramps. Trash bags and gloves will be provided for participants. Persons with vessels will set out to clean up the shoreline by water, and persons on foot are encouraged to participate in the cleanup of the surrounding park shoreline, as well as the Dam fishing areas and ORV Area. Rangers will be leading these efforts at the different locations, as well as a small trail maintenance project on Terrapin Trail within Lady Bird Landing. Fee free coupons, as well as water safety items will be distributed to those participating in these efforts, all ages of Volunteers are welcome. Our ranger staff is looking forward to working with each of you to keep our public lands beautiful for generations to come.

 

CONTACT: Park Ranger Carly Lynch, (918)799-5843 ext. 3128, carly.m.lynch@usace.army.mil

 

First Styrofoam Cleanup a Huge Success

The first Team Up to Clean Up, Eufaula Lake Styrofoam pickup was a success. The event was held on Saturday, September 12 and volunteers were able to collect four, thirty square yard roll off bins worth of foam.

There were twelve volunteers that helped out with the event. Eight boats were used to pick up foam from various areas around the lake. There were two sites at which the collection bins were placed, one of the sites being a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operated park. Oklahoma Rock Quarry and Cardinal Ballard Towing helped in loading the huge volume of foam that was brought to the collection sites. After the collection took the place the bins were then transported to a free solid waste disposal which was donated by Waste Management Corporation, Muskogee Landfill.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Eufaula Lake office was able to assist in having a boat out on the lake collecting foam and also have employees at the collection sites assisting in bringing the foam to the bins. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is appreciative to the Team Up to Clean Up group, as they have utmost respect for the environment and they play a huge role in keeping Eufaula Lake a beautiful place. The Eufaula Lake Office is lucky to have such a hard working and passionate group in Team Up to Clean Up to partner with in the multiple cleanups that they have organized throughout the year. We look forward to continuing participation in cleanup events as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to uphold the environmental quality of Eufaula Lake.

 

Elks Care, Elks Share

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Eufaula Lake Project has developed a partnership with the Elks Chapter located in McAlester, Oklahoma.  On July 31, 2015 the Elks Chapter donated personal flotation devices that were placed on loaner boards which are located in various U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operated parks at Eufaula Lake. These loaner boards are stocked with personal flotation devices for anyone to use. They help ensure water safety for visitors at our parks, as it is a top priority. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is thankful for the donation and hopes to continue this partnership for years to come.