Corps and partners promote safety

Published May 19, 2015

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 May 21 beginning at 2:30 p.m.

This coordinated effort is aimed at reducing the number of public incidents and fatalities 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, Belton, Harker Heights and Morgan’s Point Police Departments, Bell County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Morgan’s Point Resort Dive Team 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 as well as other efforts to promote a safe and enjoyable time during travel and visits to area lakes.

For more information contact Randy Cephus, with the Corps of Engineers Public Affairs Office.

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. 15-027