• Pelicans Enjoy Kaskaskia River

    Kaskaskia River – The American White Pelicans have returned to the Kaskaskia River Project on their way north to their spring nesting areas. Pelecanus erythrorhynchos, is one of the largest birds in North America. These large and plump birds have an overall length between 50–70 inches, a wingspan of 9-10 feet, and average weight between 11 and 20 lbs. This primarily white bird has black-tipped wings, and a yellow bill that measures up to 15 inches in length.
  • Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure at Lake Shelbyville

    Lake Shelbyville – The 2013 Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure (MOGA) will occur at Lake Shelbyville, April 5-7, 2013. This is the World's Largest Geocaching Competition and over 1,100 people are expected to participate in it this year. Multiple events and competitions are scheduled for the three days.
  • Delayed Opening of Facilities at Lake Shelbyville

    Lake Shelbyville – All the fish cleaning stations managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville will be delayed in opening this year. The recreation areas in which the fish cleaning stations are affected follow: Spillway East, Dam West, Opossum Creek, Coon Creek, Lone Point, Whitley Creek, Wilborn Creek, Forrest “Bo” Woods and Lithia Springs.
  • St. Louis District, Corps of Engineers website gets new look

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, migrated its public website (http://www.mvs.usace.army.mil) and all its web pages to a new look and hosting platform on March 29, 2013.
  • Survey at Veterans Curation Program demonstrates positive value for Veterans

    A survey of former participants in the US Army Corps’ Veterans Curation Program has indicated high levels of satisfaction with the program by participants. The survey was undertaken by Rebecca M. Aldrich, Ph.D., OTR/L, an Assistant Professor at the St. Louis University’s Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Doisy College of Health Sciences. Her survey included seventy-nine of the 103 veterans who have completed the six-month training program.
  • Volunteers Needed At Lake Shelbyville

    Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville is looking for motivated volunteers to staff the visitor center, clean facilities within the campgrounds and adopt trails. These positions are a very important part of successful operations at Lake Shelbyville.
  • Summer Employment Internship Position at Lake Shelbyville

    Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Lake Shelbyville is currently seeking someone who is interested in a Student Conservation Association (SCA) Public Safety Internship position for summer employment. SCA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. The SCA Public Safety Intern will work under the supervision of USACE park rangers, promoting safety to visitors at USACE-managed public lands and waters.
  • Opening Dates for Lake Shelbyville Campgrounds and Beaches

    Lake Shelbyville – The 2013 camping season will soon be here, so make your camping trip plans now to come out and enjoy the beauty of spring. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville would like to announce the campground opening dates and fees for the 2013 season:
  • Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Work Day Was A Success

    Lake Shelbyville – A record number, 157 volunteers, joined to help the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources place donated Christmas trees and artificial fish habitat structures into Lake Shelbyville on March 9, 2013. Every year donated Christmas trees are bundled together in small groups and submerged in the lake at select locations to enhance fish habitat in the lake. Due to the dwindling number of donated Christmas trees, 150 artificial fish habitat structures were purchased. They were then assembled on site by volunteers and placed in the lake. Both the tree and artificial structures provide fish with breeding areas, escape cover and food source from the growth of algae and plankton on or near the structures. The structures are not only invaluable to the fish but to anglers as well.
  • Mark Twain Lake Seeks Volunteers for Placement of Fish Structure

    Many Christmas trees have been collected during the ninth annual Christmas tree recycling program. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake is now seeking volunteers to place the trees at several established sites in Mark Twain Lake. John F. Spalding and South Fork Boat Ramps have been designated as the starting points.