Commission Adds McCollum to Lake Greenlee Name

October 27, 2004

BRINKLEY - A former commissioner from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission had his name officially added to a Monroe County lake at a recent formal dedication. The Commission voted unanimously to change the name to Marion McCollum/Lake Greenlee on July 17, 2003.

Arkansas commissioner cuts ribbon to rename Lake Greenlee.In renaming the lake, the commission said that McCollum’s “untiring dedication in his desire to serve the sportsmen and the fish and wildlife resources of Arkansas during his tenure as a commissioner” were the main reasons for honoring him. Lake Greenlee is a premier public reservoir impoundment near Brinkley in Monroe County that is utilized by thousands of fishermen and recreational users every year.

The 300-acre lake was built in 1961. Over the following years, the lake fell into disrepair and in October 1996 McCollum set the renovation of Lake Greenlee as a priority if the 1/8th cent Conservation Sales Tax passed. It did pass and in April 1999 the Commission approved a $2.93 million contract for major repairs to the lake. Between November 2000 and June 2001, the lake was restocked with 118,500 bluegill, 24,000 catfish, 32,400 fingerling Florida largemouth bass, 1,600 white amur and 1,600 pounds of fathead minnows.

McCollum operates Mack’s Prairie Wings in Stuttgart, a business founded by his father. The business has expanded to include an indoor archery range and a separate building housing boat and marine operations.

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