The Friends of Nolin River Lake and the US Army Corps of Engineers are looking for volunteers to help plant live stakes along Nolin River Lake's shoreline on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Stakes are dormant, live, woody cuttings of a tree species with the branches trimmed off. Stakes are placed in the ground to create a root mat that stabilizes the soil by reinforcing and binding soil particles together. Planting stakes along the shoreline helps to create a vegetative buffer that prevents shoreline loss and reduces sediment entering the lake. The Corps of Engineers has successfully worked on repairing the lake's shoreline over the past three years by planting over 6000 stakes and 350 trees.
Volunteers are asked to meet at the US Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Information Office, located next to the dam, between 8:00 and 8:30 am CDT. Gloves, tools, and guidance on planting stakes will be provided. For those that volunteer, pizza will be available at 12:30 pm. Currently, rising lake levels may cause the event to be cancelled. Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to contact the Corps of Engineers at (270)286-4511 on Friday, March 27 to check for cancellation.
For more information on how you can help Nolin Lake, please contact our office at (270) 286-4511.