LBL seeking public input on environmental education and recreation planning

Land Between the Lakes , Ky./Tenn. – July 9, 2018 – The U.S. Forest Service is now seeking public engagement for environmental education and recreation planning at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Public input will help guide current and long-term agency recreation decisions for a sustainable recreation plan. The public can provide input through open house sessions or participate in interactive discussions online through a new engagement platform called Mindmixer.

“We need the public to share their thoughts, experiences and ideas for their recreation and environmental education programs here so we can make wise investments for the future,” said, Jeff Laird, customer service manager at Land Between the Lakes. Visitor needs evolve and an aging infrastructure is expensive to maintain. “We are committed to a collaborative relationship with our stakeholders to develop arecreation plan that is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable for present and future generations.”

The public is invited to attend open house sessions to discuss sustainable recreation and learn about Mindmixer: Stewart County Visitor Center, Dover, TN, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Aug.1.
Joe Creason Community Center, Benton, KY, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Aug.7. Future open houses will be posted at

The Forest Service also invites the public to participate in collaborative discussions about recreation and environmental education at Land Between the Lakes by navigating to Fresh topics will rotate through the platform so visitors are encouraged to remain engaged and check back often. To find more information about Land Between the Lakes, log on to the official website at or call 1.800.525.7077 or 270.924.2000.