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4th of July Boat Parade Winners


Date: 7/5/2016

Most Patriotic Crew1st Place Boat #7 The Ingram Family2nd Place Boat #26 Eleanor Townsend Most Creative Crew1st Place Boat #14 John Bullington2nd Place Boat # 37 Steve Williams Tallest Flag1st Place Boat #8 Carrie Campbell2nd Place Boat #10 Lee Murfree Largest Flag1st Place Boat #36 Kary Little2nd Place Boat #3

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National Window Film Day

Lake & River Promotions

Date: 4/30/2016

National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit

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Iconic Boat Brands To Come Under Same Ownership

BassPro Shops

Date: 12/11/2014

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Bass Pro Group announced today an agreement to acquire Fishing Holdings, LLC, a manufacturer of fishing boats that include Ranger Boats and the Stratos and Triton boat brands from Platinum Equity. The agreement combines popular fishing boat brands that are recognized internationally. It also

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USACE Reopens Sawnee Campground

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

Date: 2/15/2014

Release no. 13-033ContactLisa Parker251-690-2505lisa.a.parker@usace.army.milMOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District will be opening Sawnee Campground on Lake Sidney Lanier on September 20, 2013 until March 23, 2014 on a first-come, first served basis. Campers will have the opportunity to

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Improving Fish Habitats on Lanier


Date: 1/1/2014

By Jeff Emmert, Chief Ranger This time of year, especially when we are getting single digit temperatures, it is hard to get motivated to get out on the water to try that favorite fishing hole. However, those who enjoy fishing know that now is the time of the year to be thinking about fish habitat for the season and

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• River: Long Tom River
• Length: 32 Miles
• Surface Area: 9,360 Acres
• Volume: 101,200 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 252 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 20 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 33 feet
• Length: 5 Miles
Fern Ridge Lake is located 12 miles west of Eugene in Oregon. The lake is impounded by the Fern Ridge Dam which was completed in 1942. Fern Ridge Lake offers activities for every visitor including bird watching and wildlife viewing, fishing, windsurfing, sailing, water skiing, hunting, kayaking, stand up paddling, picking, swimming, and hiking.

The Fern Ridge Wildlife Area has more than 250 species of birds that use the area during different seasons of the year. This makes the wildlife area an excellent birding destination. There are also different types of animals in the area including deer, coyotes, small mammals, and much more.

The majority of the wildlife area and lake area is open year-round for public access. Over 85% of project land and water areas are open daily year-round for all types of public use.

The Coyote Creek Nature Trail sits within the Wildlife Area and provides a great hiking, walking, and nature viewing trail.

Info courtesy of The ODFW Visitors' Guide.
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