“I Got Caught” Water Safety Campaign

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along with several local businesses are teaming up to reward individuals wearing their lifejackets while recreating at Carlyle Lake. Carlyle Lake Park Rangers will be out on the lake and at the beaches on weekends throughout the summer catching individuals wearing their life jackets!

Individuals found wearing their life jacket while on or in the water may be rewarded with a special “I got caught wearing my life jacket at Carlyle Lake” t-shirt or a coupon for a free ice cream treat. These t-shirts were sponsored by Boat Works, Breese Motor Sales, Carlyle Meat Market, Case-Halstead Public Library, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Country Financial Gene Huels & Keith Rensing, Covered in Chocolate Deli, Dairy King, Dairy Queen in Carlyle, Envirotech, Excel Bottling Co., First National Bank in Carlyle, Gebke Bros. Outdoor Power, Hardee’s in Carlyle, HMG Engineers, Imming Insurance Agency, Isaak Auto Body Inc., Isaak Insurance Agency Inc., Jansen Chevrolet, K&J Chevrolet, Kohrmann Electric Co. Inc., Kues Bros Auction and Reality Co., Max 96.7 FM WCXO, Mideastern Plumbing, Heating & AC, Norrenberns Pool & Spa, Poettker Construction Co., Schaefer Contracting, Scott’s Processing LLC, and Weigman Ford. In addition, Carlyle Dairy Queen donated ice cream cones for school-age children caught on Carlyle Lake on the beaches or boats wearing their lifejackets.

For more information contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or e-mail us at carlylelake@usace.army.mil.