Kaskaskia River Project— The 2023 Eagle Fest event will be held on Saturday, March 4th from 9am – 3pm at the Jerry F. Costello Lock & Dam in Modoc, IL (4800 Lock and Dam Road).
Join us for eagle-watching with spotting scopes and meet some of our feathered friends from the World Bird Sanctuary at 10 and 1. Also be sure to catch the Wildlife presentation given by the Animology at 11 and 2. Tours of Lock and Dam will be available and short interpretive walks will be given downstream from the Lock and Dam. Viewing of an eagle-nest will be available throughout the day from 9 am - 3pm. Food will be available from local vendors and both breakfast and lunch will be served. This event is free to all -- families and leash-trained dogs welcome for the hike. Thanks to our partners for this event: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Randolph County Economic Development, Lower Kaskaskia Stakeholders Inc., Randolph County Commissioners, Chester Tourism, North County Savings Bank, Evansville Booster Club, Horse Prairie Mutual/Far Mutual, CLIFFTOP, Prairie Du Rocher Chamber of Commerce, Gateway FS, Kaskaskia Regional Port District, Knights of Columbus Council 1952, George Obernagel, Stephanie and Christopher Martin.
For more information and directions contact the Kaskaskia River Project Office at (618) 284-7160 or e-mail us at KaskyL&D@usace.army.mil.
Release no. 23-007