Here is your chance to help keep Lake Ouachita Clean And Green. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lake Ouachita, has developed and is implementing the
innovated idea “Adopt-A-Shoreline - Island” Program.
Individuals, organization, or companies will be able to select a portion of Lake Ouachita shoreline
or an island and keep it free of trash, tires, cans, etc.
In an effort to reduce trash around the shoreline and on the islands the Lake Ouachita Corps of Engineers hopes to have
areas of the lake “Adopted” and litter removed to enhance the adventures of visiting Lake Ouachita. Unlike some C.O.E lakes, Islands on lake Ouachita are open for camping.
You need to realize camping on the islands of Lake Ouachita is a privilege, not a right, and keeping the islands free of litter is
critical in keeping them open for campers to enjoy.
According to the C.O.E. organization can pick up litter as many times as they think necessary to
keep the area litter free. The Corps recommends an adopted area be picked
up at least twice a year, one suggested pick up time is in September, which
is “Keep Arkansas Beautiful” month.
The Lake Ouachita Corps of
Engineers will furnish
trash bags at no charge and help to remove the trash and other debris
from a designated pick-up point If you are unable to
dispose of the litter you have picked up.
You can contact the
Corps of Engineers, Lake Ouachita Field
Office, 501-767-2101, to coordinate disposal.
For more information on the
“Lake Ouachita Adopt-A-Shoreline / Island” program, or to submit an application to
Adopt-A-Shoreline / Island, please contact :
Amy Shultz, Park Ranger
Lake Ouachita Field Office
1201 Blakely Dam Road
Royal, AR 71968