They sure got the lead out! On Sunday, The Williams County Conservation League finished a lead reclamation project. In all, they removed over 200,000 pounds of accumulated lead from the property.
The lead came from the leagues rifle, pistol, skeet and trap shooting ranges and had been building up for over the past 63 years.
According to a report in the Bryan Times, The League mde a profit of $5,000 by selling the lead.
They needed $25,000 to kick it all off, so 25 members each contributed $1,000.
They say that the $5,000 profit will be put back into the property to construct a 25-meter pistol range for the county’s Sharpshooters 4-H Club and the Williams County Target Busters youth program.
The Conservation League grounds was designed and built by the Army of Corps of Engineers in the mid-1950s.