• 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.
  • Mark Twain Lake to Host Discovery Day May 3rd

    The U.S Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the Mark Twain Lake Chamber of Commerce is inviting all area schools to Mark Twain Lake on May 3rd for Discovery Day at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center. A large array of exhibitors will be on hand to provide a broad variety of educational opportunities for students to learn on an interactive basis.
  • Spring Forward- Get out and help at the Mark Twain Lake Visitor Center

    Even though the recent snow storms may be fresh in everyone’s mind and there still may be quite a
  • Fish Habitat Work Day at Lake Shelbyville

    Lake Shelbyville - The Annual Fish Habitat Improvement Project at Lake Shelbyville is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2013. Volunteers are needed to help bundle 412 donated Christmas trees, assemble 160 new artificial fish attractors and help place all of the fish attractors in the lake. Due to the size of the artificial fish attractors they will need to be assembled on site. Anyone interested in volunteering should meet at the Coon Creek Boat Ramp at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013. If the conditions are not conducive on the 9th the work day will push backed to Saturday, March 16, 2013.
  • “Masters of the Sky” Returns to National Great Rivers Museum

    The National Great Rivers Museum along with the Meeting of the Rivers Foundation announces the return of the “Masters of the Sky” show, presented by the World Bird Sanctuary, February 16-18, 2013, at the National Great Rivers Museum.
  • National Great Rivers Museum hosts “Our World: A Slice of Life” Temporary Quilt Exhibit

    The National Great Rivers Museum is currently displaying a unique quilt project handcrafted by the Missouri Fiber Artists. This quilt was created by 14 different fiber artists who wanted to make a quilt using an unexpected shape. They decided on “Our World” as the theme and set out to make a round quilt. Each artist was asked to make a wedge-shaped piece that reflected their favorite place or time on Earth. The idea was for them to each create their own “slice of life”.
  • Treestand Safety at Lake Shelbyville

     Lake Shelbyville – With archery deer season quickly approaching many hunters will be heading to
  • Lake Shelbyville Seeks Information from Hunters

    Lake Shelbyville – With archery deer season quickly approaching many hunters will be heading to
  • Lake Shelbyville No Hunting Boundaries Updated

    Lake Shelbyville – The Environmental Stewardship section recently completed updating the No Hunting