|Recycle your Christmas Tree!|
Location Lake Hartwell, South Carolina. Help the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by donating your used Christmas tree. These trees will be used as "fish attractors" throughout the lake.
Using the recycled trees provides cover and enhances nursery habitat for juvenile fish. The trees create a beneficial environment for aquatic insects, which in turn are a food source for the fish.
Collected trees will be bundled, weighted with concrete anchors and then sunk in marked fish attractor locations around the lake.
Drop your tree off at the following locations:
- Big Oaks Recreation Area - located on U.S. Hwy 29, one mile past the Hartwell Dam in Hart County, GA.
- Twin Lakes boat ramp (Pickens County, S.C.) From Interstate 85 in South Carolina, take exit 14, Hwy 187. Going north on Hwy 187 towards Pendleton, S.C. Immediately after passing Clemson Research Center, take a left on Fant's Grove Road, follow directional signs to park.
- Coneross boat ramp (Coneross Park, S.C.) From Interstate 85 in South Carolina, take exit 11 on Hwy 24 towards Townville. 1.5 miles past Townville, turn right onto Coneross Creek Road. Directional signs will lead to the park entrance.
- Poplar Springs boat ramp (Franklin County, Ga.) From Lavonia, Ga., where GA 328 crosses I-85, go north on GA 328 for 3.5 miles, follow brown directional signs.
|Support Fish Habitats|
Drop off your tree from December 26th through January 15th at Mount Lebanon Elementary School in Pendleton, SC. Located at 2850 Lebanon Rd. There will be a roped off area near the entrance.