U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nolin River lake staff supported an EcoMeet recently where more than 250 fourth grade students came out to the Tailwater at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nolin Lake, Bee Spring, Kentucky, in September. The EcoMeet is an annual program for students to learn about natural resources. Three surrounding counties participated: Edmonson, Grayson and Hart.
The children had ten sessions including water safety, dam operation, electrical safety, fire management, bee keeping, teamwork and wildlife education. The EcoMeet ended with a parade with Bobber the Water Safety Dog and Smokey Bear.
Chris Boggs, Green River Lake operations manager attended. His booth looked awesome, and he is such a wealth of knowledge, according to Ranger Danielle Robertson, Nolin River Lake. “I learned a new fact every time I walked by,” she said.
Boggs spent days leading up to the event collecting live and dead animals. He collected live frogs, a toad, a snake, lizards, tadpoles, and a salamander for the kids to see. He was very committed to preparing for the event and thus motivated the whole Corps staff to put on a great event.
“He (Boggs) has become management, but it is not beneath him to be out on a 94 degree day talking to kids, Robertson said.
Other lake staff that participated are Robert Delph, Curtis Martin, Danielle Robertson, Jon Fillingham (Bobber the Water Safety Dog), and David Anderson (Smokey Bear).