Tree Donations Help Fish Habitat

Now that Christmas is over and you might be thinking about taking down the tree, the US Army Corps of Engineers says they have a use for it. Donating the tree to Jennings Randolph Lake will help fish in the lake near Elk Garden and help improve the shoreline. Park ranger Tom Craig says trees help build nursery habitat for juvenile fish and are beneficial to aquatic insects that most species feed on. A trailer will be set up at the West Virginia Overlook gate about 2 miles from the park entrance off W.Va. 46 beginning January 2nd and trees will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Jan. 31. Just be sure to remove decorations.