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Posted 12/18/2018

Release no. 18-050

Billy Birdwell, Senior Public Affairs Specialist
912-677-6039 (cell)

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Thurmond Lake Project Office will accept natural Christmas trees (no artificial trees) for recycling Dec. 21 through Jan. 9, 2019. Artificial trees will not be accepted.

The Christmas trees can be dropped off at Riverside Middle School, located in Evans, Ga. All decorations – tinsel, lights, garland, bulbs, etc. – must be removed from the trees before dropping them off. Dumping of wireframe wreaths, yard debris, and household trash at the site is strictly prohibited.

The recycled trees will be used as fish attractors in Thurmond Lake. Corps rangers and volunteers will place submerged trees around fishing piers to improve fishing habitat. Additional trees will be staged at select ramps around the lake to be used by the public. Anyone wishing to obtain a list of locations where the trees will be available should contact the Corps’ Thurmond Lake Office after January 9.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the Thurmond Lake Project Office at 800-533-3478.


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Christmas Tree Recycing Program Riverside Middle School Thurmond Lake Project USACE Savannah District