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Wilkes County’s Wall family received the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 2019 National Volunteer Award. Left to right are Cathy, Eric, Alec and Harrison Wall.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently selected the Wall family of Wilkes County to receive the 2019 National Volunteer Award.

The Corps Foundation, a nonprofit supporter of USACE educational, recreational and other initiatives, co-sponsors the award to recognize extraordinary volunteer service on USACE lake and river projects like W. Kerr Scott Reservoir west of Wilkesboro.

Eric and Cathy Wall and their sons, Alec and Harrison Wall, have logged more than 3,100 hours of volunteer service at W. Kerr Scott Reservoir since 2016.

The Wall family has demonstrated dedication to USACE through volunteer involvement in trail and facility maintenance, shoreline cleanup, community and water safety outreach, educational interpretive programs, natural resources projects and recreation, said a USACE spokesman.

The Walls remain are active members of Team W. Kerr Scott, consisting of volunteers that the spokesman said demonstrate selfless and unending dedication to efforts that ensure visitors can enjoy W. Kerr Scott’s recreational opportunities and natural resources in a safe manner.

For more details on volunteer opportunities with the Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies, go to visit

For more about W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir, go to

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