US Army Corps of Engineers
Fort Worth District

Corps and partners host media day to promote water safety

Published May 16, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Belton Lake staff and several partners will host a Media Day to promote boating and water safety at Temple Lake Park, on May 22 beginning at 10 a.m.  

This coordinated effort among the Corps and area first responders is aimed at reducing the number of boating, swimming and park incidents as we approach the peak season for outdoor recreation.  The peak season begins Memorial Day weekend and runs through the Labor Day Weekend. 

Among the agencies collaborating with the Belton Lake Office are Temple, Morgan’s Point and Belton Police Departments, Bell County Sherriff’s Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Bell County Search and Rescue and the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

Highlights of the day’s activities include boat tours of the lake and safety stations to discuss boating and water safety, law enforcement activities at lakes and dive team duties and responsibilities.  

Booths will be set up in “round robin” fashion for media to talk to the various agencies about specific roles in boating and water safety and other efforts to promote a safe and enjoyable time at our area lakes. 

Interested media please contact Randy Cephus, with the Corps of Engineers Public Affairs Office, by May 20, 4:30 p.m.  


About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico.  Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: and SWF Facebook at:
Randy Cephus

Release no. 13-035