Kaskaskia Eagle Fest

Published Jan. 6, 2015
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Kaskaskia River Project— Eagle Fest event will be held on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 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 the feathered inhabitants of the World Bird Sanctuary at 10, 11 and 1!  A new presentation to this year’s event, Physic of Flight, given by the Natural History Education Co. of the MidSouth will be at noon.  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, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Randolph County Economic Development, Lower Kaskaskia Stakeholders, Inc., Randolph County, Chester Tourism, North County Savings Bank, Evansville Booster Club, Horse Prairie Mutual/FarMutual, CLIFFTOP, Kaskaskia Valley Audubon Society 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

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