HIgh school bass club recycling Christmas trees

Fishing club recycling live Christmas trees for fish habitat

When the holiday season is over, you can recycle your used live Christmas tree and help the Berkeley Springs High School BASS Club fishing team’s efforts to create an improved fish habitat at Sleepy Creek Lake.

High school fishing team members will be on hand at the Berkeley Springs High School parking lot on Saturday, January 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to collect the live Christmas trees.

The recycled Christmas trees will be placed in the lake by the handicapped ramp and sporadically along the shore line to create cover for the fish and places for the fish to hide their eggs, said fishing team advisor Patty Caldwell. The project will allow the fish population to increase.

“It’s a great project and a perfect idea for this time of year,” she said.

High school 10th grade student and fishing club member Landon Harrington is spearheading the fish habitat efforts along with several of the older high school fishing club members. Harrington has been working with Division of Natural Resources officials to coordinate it, Caldwell said….Read More