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Ballard WMA is subject to closure as soon as Thursday, Jan. 24, due to the rising Ohio River. Call the waterfowl hotline at (270) 224-2244, ext. 1, for the latest information. 
 

Christmas Tree Recycling


 
 
 
​When the Holidays are over and the lights are coming down, the final task of the season is getting rid of the tree.  Instead of throwing out your Christmas tree, let it live again as fish habitat.  KDFWR has drop-off points across the state where you can bring your old tree and put it to good use.  KDFWR will take your tree and combine it with others to create fish attractors for lakes all over the state.  These brush reefs provide nesting and rearing  habitat for gamefish as well as creating homes for invertebrates and smaller fishes that provide food for larger fish.  Just clean your tree of all of the artificial decorations, lights, tinsel, ornaments, etc. and drop it off at one of our locations below, during daylight hours only (between 8:00am and 5:00pm). 
 
This year we have several projects planned, including improvements to fish habitat on Benjy Kinman Lake in Henry County and Carr Creek Lake in Knott County.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Here is what Kentucky Fish and Wildlife does with your donated trees.

 
 

Staging trees at the ramp for building fish habitat

 

Volunteers building pallet and tree structures for fish habitat

 

Deploying trees in the lake to improve fish habitat

 
 
 

Click Here for a short YouTube video showing what your Christmas tree can do for fish habitat