If you are ready to take down that Christmas trees, it can be recycled now at Wappapello Lake, as a way for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide fish and wildlife with designated shelters. You can drop your tree through January 15th at the boat ramps at Chaonia Landing and Redman Creek Recreation area, both marked with special signs. Dale King, with the Wappapello Lake Project Office tells KZIM-KSIM that the trees provide shelter and attract food for fish. The Corps also uses the trees to develop cover areas for rabbits, quail and other small animals; but really needs them this year for structure replenishment in the lake. For more information on dropping off your Christmas tree, contact the Wappapello Lake Project Office at 573-222-8562. Christmas trees can also be dropped off through January 31 at the southeast corner of Arena Park on Optimist Drive in Cape Girardeau.
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