Making an Environmental Difference with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Gull Lake Recreation Area
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; City of East Gull Lake
Corps POC: Gregg Struss, Park Manager
Story: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have worked together on a number of fronts. For over 12 years the Corps conducted surveys on common loons, American woodcocks, and ruffed grouse. The DNR in turn has given the Corps guidance on the Gull Lake Recreation Areas trail system and its development. They have also helped the rangers with a variety of interpretive programs and have also worked with the manager on managing Walleye fish spawning below the Gull Lake dam. The Corps is also a part of a cooperative effort with both the DNR and the city of East Gull Lake on the Adopt-a-River program. Since 1991 the Corps rangers, along with volunteers from the community, have canoed the Gull River and collected approximately 700 lb of garbage.