Kaskaskia Eagle Fest

Published Jan. 8, 2014

The Kaskaskia Eagle Fest event will be held on Saturday, February 1st, 2014 from 9am – 3pm at the Kaskaskia Lock & Dam in Modoc, Ill. (4800 Lock and Dam Road).

Join us for eagle-watching with spotting scopes and meet some of the feathered inhabitants of the World Bird Sanctuary (9am – 1pm)! Enjoy short interpreted walks both upstream and downstream from the Dam. Tours of Lock and Dam will also available. Experience the confluence of the Mississippi & Kaskaskia Rivers through a hike on the Confluence Trail. Experts will have knowledge of other eagle-nesting sites nearby (9am-3pm). Lunch from a local eatery will be available for a suggested donation of $5/person to cover lunch expenses. Otherwise, this event is free -- families and leash-trained dogs welcome for the hike.

Thanks to our partners for this event: US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Randolph County Economic Development, Lower Kaskaskia Stakeholders, Inc., CLIFFTOP and Kaskaskia River Port District.

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.

Travis Little

Release no. 14-009