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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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Corps Continues Enforcement of Timber Trespass, Tree Removal


Date: 12/1/2013

By ernest Noe, Chief Ranger Did you know that it is illegal to remove trees from public lands surrounding Lake Lanier? It’s just like going on your neighbor’s property and cutting down trees. The US Army Corps of

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The Swanson River Lakes are a system of lakes connected by the Swanson River. They are located within the nearly 2 million acre Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The lakes usually attract boaters, anglers, hikers, and nature enthusiasts.

Because the lakes are connected through the Swanson River System, it has one of the best canoe routes in Alaska. The canoe route entrance is located on Paddle Lake. Canoeing is open when the lake ice breaks up, about mid-May, until mid-October.

The Swanson River Lakes are located in the wilderness section of the refuge so there are no designated camping sites, cabins, or hiking trails close by. There are, however, hiking trails, boat ramps, camping sites, and public use cabins located within the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area found inside the refuge.

Nature enthusiasts will be overjoyed with the abundant wildlife viewing the refuge offers. Wildlife that can be seen includes black and brown bears, moose, beaver, lynx, wolves, coyotes, weasels, and multiple species of birds.

Info courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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