Corps and partners promote safety

Published June 24, 2014

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 vehicle, cycling, boating and water safety at Temple Lake Park, on June 27 beginning at 10 a.m.

This coordinated effort among the Corps and area first responders is aimed at reducing the number of public fatalities as we continue the peak season for outdoor recreation.  The peak season began 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 and safety stations to discuss boating and water safety, law enforcement activities at lakes and dive team duties and responsibilities. 

Each agency will be available for media to discuss their specific roles in vehicle, boating and water safety and other efforts to promote a safe and enjoyable time during travel and visits to area lakes.

Interested media please contact Randy Cephus, with the Corps of Engineers Public Affairs Office, by June 26, 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
819 Taylor Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Release no. NR14-033