Mackey Lake Beautification Process Nearing Completion

2013-10-23 | Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations - Matthew E. Killebrew, Director; (662) 621-4157 - mkillebrew@coahomacc.eduBookmark and Share

With some much appreciated help from the Yazoo Mississippi Delta Levee Board, Coahoma Community College’s walking trail that runs aside Mackey Lake has once again been adorned with scenic views of the water with overgrowth and debris currently being removed from the lakeside.

Dump trucks and large Caterpillar equipment have worked continuously near the rear of the campus as YMDLB crews have worked to remove trees and brush during the last four weeks. Hundreds of loads of torn down trees, rock and brush have been taken away from the water’s edge leaving a vibrant view of the water in their place.

“We want to extend a hearty thank you to the levee board for their help in our beautification efforts here at Coahoma,” said CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner. “The walking trail and the views of Mackey Lake are one of the campus’ most picturesque features. We hope that when the project is completed that our students, and the public, will come out to visit Coahoma and enjoy walking the trail, fishing in the lake or just enjoying some peaceful time outdoors.”

The walking trail extends along the banks of Mackey Lake from the northern most end of the Coahoma campus, all the way around to behind James E. Miller Stadium. The trail itself is 6-feet wide and six inches thick and is just a few feet from the lake’s bank.