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Eagle Watch Event at the Case-Halstead Library

CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the Case-Halstead Library, Carlyle, IL will be hosting an Eagle Watch on Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the library. At 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., the World Bird Sanctuary will present “All About Eagles” and will bring a bald eagle to demonstrate the majestic flight and nature of this beautiful bird. Everyone attending the event will have the opportunity to make an eagle craft and observe replicas of a bald eagle skull, talons and feathers to get a better understanding of the bird. Participants can also pick up a map at the library during the event and drive to various viewing locations at the lake. Park Rangers and volunteers will be on top the main dam and at the General Dean Recreation Area with spotting scopes to assist and answer questions. Everyone is encouraged to bring binoculars and dress accordingly for the weather. [Read More]
Published: Jan-08-18

Winter Drawdown Scheduled at Wappapello Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wappapello Lake will begin annual winter drawdown from recreation pool to conservation pool starting December 15, 2017. In accordance with our water control plan, the pool is drawn down five feet, from 359.74 feet relevant to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) to 354.74 feet NGVD. [Read More]
Published: Jan-01-18

Christmas Tree Recycling Available at Wappapello Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers a meaningful way to dispose of your used Christmas tree and provide habitat at the same time. The Corps of Engineers will be accepting Christmas trees from December 26, 2017 through January 19, 2018, at the Redman Creek Boat Ramp. [Read More]
Published: Dec-26-17

Owls of Illinois Presentation at the Case-Halstead Library

CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the Case-Halstead Library, Carlyle, IL will be hosting “Owls of Illinois” on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Case Halsted Library. Beginning at 9:30 Park Rangers will be on hand reading books about owls and helping participants make a pine cone owl craft to take home. At 11:00 a.m. Beverly Shofstal of Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation will be presenting “Owls of Illinois”. Beverly will be bringing many different species of owls, sharing stories about their rehabilitation, unique characteristics, and their importance to Illinois ecosystems. [Read More]
Published: Dec-21-17

Carlyle Lake Christmas Tree Recycling Project

CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake will be collecting used Christmas trees for the Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Project. The Corps of Engineers, along with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, uses these trees to provide an effective and economical means of providing fish habitat at Carlyle Lake. [Read More]
Published: Dec-21-17

M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center Closed Until January 8

  Dec. 21, 2017, Mark Twain Lake – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces that the M.W. [Read More]
Published: Dec-21-17

Lake Shelbyville Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Lake Shelbyville - Don’t let your Christmas tree go to waste this year after the holidays. Extend your tree’s life by donating it for Fish Habitat Improvement Day at Lake Shelbyville. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources will place the discarded trees into Lake Shelbyville to enhance the fisheries for years to come. [Read More]
Published: Dec-21-17

Temporary Area Closings during Deer Season at Rend Lake

Benton, IL – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake reminds visitors that the following recreation areas will be closed to all vehicle and foot traffic during the first weekend of the 2017 firearm deer season. Dates for the closures are November 17-19, 2017. Areas affected by the closure include the North Sandusky picnic area and campground; South Sandusky picnic area, campground, beach and boat ramp; South Marcum picnic area and campground; North Marcum picnic area and old campground; and the Blackberry Nature Trail. These areas will be utilized by persons involved in the annual Rend Lake Deer Hunt for Persons with Disabilities and will remain closed as a safety precaution. In addition, the Corps of Engineers will temporarily close all sections of the Rend Lake Bike Trail, which are under the management of the Corps of Engineers, to persons not actively involved in the sport of deer hunting during all state firearm deer hunting seasons. These closures include bike trail sections beginning west of the Franklin Cemetery and continuing to North Marcum day use area, and trail sections beginning in the North Sandusky day use area and continue to the South Marcum campground. All persons not involved in the sport of deer hunting are prohibited from utilizing these trails during the periods of November 17-19, November 30, December 1-3, and December 8-10. Persons wishing to access hunting spots should remember that Federal law prohibits the use of motorized vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), on all government-managed properties. For more information on these temporary area closings, feel free to contact the Rend Lake Project Office by phone at (618) 724-2493 or by email at rendinfo@usace.army.mil. [Read More]
Published: Dec-14-17

O’Fallon, Illinois resident deploys to Puerto Rico to support Operation Blue Roof

ST. LOUIS – More than 50 members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District have [Read More]
Published: Dec-11-17

Hometown Hero: St. Louis District Employee Helps Puerto Rico Hometown Recover

More than 90 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Louis District employees have deployed since September to support hurricane response and recovery efforts. They are part of more than 850 Corps personnel from across the nation responding to the unprecedented back-to-back storms. [Read More]
Published: Dec-11-17
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