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Rend Lake offering program on desert animals on Saturday

Join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake on Saturday, September 3rd, as they host the Natural History Education Company of the Mid-south at the Rend Lake Visitor Center. This program will feature creatures with the most amazing abilities to thrive in harsh and hot climates around the world. Presented by Bob Tarter of the NHECM, this entertaining program displays animals with special skills and physical features that allow them to survive on unique prey, little water, and very few resources. Bob Tarter will teach the audience about the biology and adaptations these creatures possess by demonstration with live animals! Wildlife introduced in this program may include a seventy pound Sulcata Tortoise, a rare Gila Monster, the Harris Hawk, and other “surprise” guests!

“Animals of the Desert” will be presented on September 3, 2016 at both 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Rend Lake Visitor Center. This program is open to the public, and appropriate for all ages.

This program will conclude the 2016 Environmental Science Series. Join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the “30th annual Rend Lake Clean Up” which will be held on September 24, 2016. The Cleanup event will begin at the South Sandusky Beach. Get your club, church, family, or scout group together to lend a helping hand for your public lands at Rend Lake. Pre-registration is recommended and registration forms may be obtained from the Visitor Center or on Facebook at For more information about the 30th Annual Rend Lake Clean Up, contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rend Lake Project Office at 618-724-2493.