• 2019 Special Events at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – The Carlyle Lake Project Office in partnership with numerous organizations, agencies, groups, and individuals works hard to organize and host a variety of special events throughout the year. These events would not be possible without the support and dedication from all of our partners, volunteers, and the local community. The Corps is proud to present our 2019 Special Events. All of these family-friendly events are free and open to the public.
  • Summer Employment Available at Lake Shelbyville

    Summer Employment Available at Lake Shelbyville Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville is looking for qualified candidates to fill student vacancies for the 2019 summer recreation season. Lake Shelbyville offers a great work experience opportunity for those students who plan to make a career in biological sciences, outdoor recreation, or law enforcement. Temporary student positions are available for graduating seniors and college students at the GS-02 level. These positions are available in Interpretive Services, Visitor Assistance, Facility/Grounds Maintenance, Environmental Stewardship, and Administration with an hourly rate around $11.68 and a 40 hour per week work schedule during the summer term. Candidates may be required to work a combination of days, nights, weekends, and holiday shifts.
  • Summer Student Employment Available at Mark Twain Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake is seeking applicants for Student Trainee Intern positions for the 2019 recreation season. Specific information regarding these positions is currently posted at www.usajobs.gov.
  • 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. Donated Christmas trees are bundled together in small groups and submerged in the lake at select locations. These structures provide fish with breeding areas and escape cover, proving invaluable to not only the fisheries but to anglers as well. New trees are added to sites each year to maintain suitable cover. Trees will be collected in Shelbyville and Sullivan again this year. The designated collection site in Sullivan is at Sullivan 66 Gas Station south of Sullivan on route 32. Trees can be dropped off inside the snow fence area on the north side of the building. (PLEASE, DO NOT PLACE TREES ON THE PARKING LOT).
  • Boundary Maintenance Work at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake will be performing boundary maintenance work from December 10, 2018 through January 18, 2019 on multiple sections of the boundary line at Carlyle Lake. The boundary line maintenance work will consist of uniformed Park Rangers and volunteers walking the boundary lines, replacing signposts, identifying encroachments on government property, inspecting mowing permits, and clearing brush along the boundary line. The maintenance work is performed annually during the winter months when vegetation is at a minimum. Maintenance is necessary in order to maintain a visible boundary line and to protect the public lands at Carlyle Lake. The area of emphasis for the 2018-19 boundary maintenance will be the southern portion of the Carlyle Lake Project.
  • Lake Shelbyville Water Control Public Meeting RESCHEDULED

    Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Water Control public meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center has rescheduled for February 19, 2019. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the current water control plan for Lake Shelbyville, water control operations, and dam safety. Engineering staff from the USACE St. Louis District office will present information about water control operations and procedures, and dam safety. The Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center is located east of the Lake Shelbyville Main Dam at 1989 State Hwy. 16 Shelbyville, IL 62565. For additional information, call our project office at (217)774-3951 X 2 or email lakeshelbyville@usace.army.mil. -30-
  • 2018 Water Control Operations/Dam Safety Public Workshop

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a Water Control/Dam Safety public workshop on Monday, 3 December 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Mariner’s Village Resort Conference Center in Carlyle, Illinois.
  • M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center Winter Hours

    November 19, 2018, Mark Twain Lake – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces the winter hours of
  • Water Control/Dam Safety Annual Operating Meeting at Mark Twain Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake invites everyone to the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial
  • Lake Shelbyville to host Smithsonian Exhibit

    The Museum on Main Street exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution and Illinois Humanities will be on display at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center from December 15, 2018 – January 26, 2019.