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Posted 11/16/2015

Release no. 16-06

Doug Wasmuth


Kim Hammel

CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Carlyle Lake/Kaskaskia River Project, will hold five public workshops regarding Master Plan updates for Carlyle Lake and the Kaskaskia River Project.  The public is invited to attend these workshops which will provide information on the Master Plan update process and afford the opportunity to receive input from the public about their issues and concerns regarding the future management of Carlyle Lake and the Kaskaskia River Project.

   The Master Plans address outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship activities occurring on lands owned and easement lands managed by the Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake and the Kaskaskia River Project's.  These Master Plans do not address shoreline management, water control or water quality, since these activities are included in other Corps of Engineers operating plans.

   Stakeholder input is extremely important to this process update.  The current Master Plan, along with comment forms and additional information concerning the updates will be available on the St. Louis District website at http://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/  The public workshops will be held using an "open house" format, allowing time for participants to review specific information about the Master Plan update process, ask questions and provide written comments to the Corps of Engineers staff attending the meeting.

    The meeting locations, dates and times are as follows:

·       Carlyle, IL: December 3, 2015, 2:30 - 5:30 pm at the Mariners Village Resort Conference Center, 1 Resort Drive

·       Vandalia, IL: December 8, 2015, 5-7 pm at the Americas Best Value Inn, 1920 N. Kennedy Blvd.

·       Germantown, IL: January 12, 2016, 5-7 pm at the Germantown American Legion, 1105 Sycamore St.      

.       Red Bud, IL: January    13, 2016, 5-7 pm at the Kaskaskia Regional Port District Office, 336 N. Main St.

.       Chester, IL: January 14, 2016, 5-7 pm at the Chester Public Library, 733 State St.