The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and a consortium of partners celebrated the improvement of public recreational shooting opportunities at Prince George’s County Trap and Skeet Center in Glenn Dale, Maryland, July 31.
A dedication ceremony marked the completion by local labor union members of three covered, fully accessible shooting stations that will be available to community residents and other guests using the range.
“We’re proud to be part of this effort, where union members rolled up their sleeves to help Prince George’s continue to provide the community with some of the finest shooting opportunities in the United States,” said Kinsey Robinson, USA board of directors member and international president of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers.
Organized through the USA’s Work Boots on the Ground (WBG) conservation program, the project was completed at no cost to the public.
Union volunteers from IBEW Local 26, SMART Local 100, IUEC Local 10, IW Local 5 and the UBC, along with the Union Labor Life Insurance Company (ULLICO), collectively donated more than 445 hours of skilled labor worth over $23,500. Plus, $10,000 in materials was donated using funds from the USA’s Capital Area Conservation Dinner, for a total project value of more than $33,500.
Located just outside Washington, D.C., Prince George’s Trap and Skeet Center is a premier shotgun clay target shooting range open to the public, youth groups and other organizations year-round. The addition of the new shooting stations gives visitors from all walks of life expanded opportunities to enjoy a variety of shooting sports activities including trap, skeet and sporting clays.
The facility is part of the Department of Parks and Recreation administered by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.