• 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.
  • 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.