Belton Lake Hosting Fish Habitat Deployment Event

Fort Worth District, USACE
Published Dec. 27, 2023

Belton Lake Hosting Tree Fish Habitat Deployment Event

FORT WORTH, Texas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at the Belton Lake Project, in coordination with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and local volunteers, will be placing natural trees as fish habitat at multiple locations in Belton Lake.

Belton Lake is hosting a Christmas Tree Habitat Deployment Event on January 19, 2024. Christmas Trees will be collected, cleaned, and then placed in the lake to create natural habitat for a variety of aquatic species. Members of the public may bring their new or used natural Christmas trees to a collection site located at Cedar Ridge Park, Sunset Pavilion from December 25th through January 18. The Corps asks that all trees dropped off have all decorations removed. Anyone who would like to help deploy the trees is invited to meet at the Cedar Ridge Boat Ramp at 9:00 a.m. on January 19, 2024.

As natural resource stewards, it is a priority of USACE to apply principles of good environmental practices to the natural and cultural resources occurring on Corps administered or managed lands and waters.  The goal of the event is to promote environmental stewardship and natural resource management by providing a multipurpose underwater habitat to a variety of aquatic species, while fostering working relationships with surrounding communities, local stakeholders, and the public.

The address for the tree collection location and times are listed below:

Cedar Ridge Park, Sunset Pavilion

3907 Cedar Ridge Park Road

Temple, TX 76502

Collection Times: Open 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Driving directions: Enter the western portion of the park and drive 0.8 miles west following the road. The pavilion will be on the left-hand side of the road. Collection locations will be marked with signage.

For more information, please contact the Belton Lake Office at 254-742-3050.

Clay Church
819 Taylor St, Ste 3A24, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Release no. 23-040