Category: St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Kaskaskia Eagle Fest

    The 2022 Kaskaskia Eagle Fest event will be held on Saturday, February 5 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Jerry F. Costello Lock & Dam in Modoc, Ill.
  • Small World Programs Return to the Rend Lake Visitor Center

    After two years of limited public programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is excited to kick off Rend Lake’s 50th Anniversary with the Small World Program series beginning January 18, 2022. These programs will be held from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM on the third Tuesday of every month at the Rend Lake Visitor Center.
  • Rend Lake Small World Program Series- January: Wildly Warm for Winter

    On Tuesday, January 18th, at 10 AM, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake will be presenting “Wildly Warm for Winter” at the Rend Lake Visitor Center as part of the Small World Program series. This series is designed for children 5 & under; however, all ages are welcome! As always, these programs are free and open to the public. In accordance with health requirements, masks will be worn while in the Rend Lake Visitor Center. 
  • It’s time to update what you know about Wood River’s levee system: a brief history and timeline of the system

    Initially organized in 1910, the Wood River Drainage and Levee District protects approximately 20,000 individuals and industry, transportation infrastructure, and 13,700 acres valued at $1.5 billion within Madison County. Over the past century, many things have made this infrastructure the resilient system it is today, protecting portions of Alton, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Hartford, and South Roxana.
  • Ben Sapp Memorial Shed Hunt for Youth 2022

    All, Mark Twain Lake, January 10, 2022 – Are you looking for a new outdoor adventure? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake in partnership with the Monroe City Whitetails Unlimited Chapter, the Mark Twain Lake Visitors and Educational Resource Center Committee, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Mark Twain State Park are proud to announce the return of the Annual Shed Hunt for Youth. This event will take place on Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center. Face coverings will be required within the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center due to the mask mandate for Federal buildings. Face coverings will not be provided. Shifts will take place every hour, on the hour, starting at 8:00 A.M. with the last shift starting at 3:00 P.M. The goal of this event is to introduce interested youth to the outdoors when most are getting a good dose of cabin fever anyway. There will be a chance for the younger children aged 2 to 12 years to hone their shed hunting skills with a Kiddie Hunt along the Eagle Bluff Trail at the Visitor Center. Sheds will be placed along the trail to give the little ones an idea of what a real shed find will feel like. Need to warm up after your hunt? The Visitor Center lobby will be filled with informational booths from various groups highlighting information on deer and other related outdoor topics throughout the day while the Monroe City Whitetails Unlimited Chapter will be providing a lunch of hot dogs, soup and chips. The event is free for all age groups, but pre-registration is required by 10:00 a.m. January 28, 2022.
  • St. Louis District begins construction on Mississippi River habitat restoration project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District recently awarded a 7.2-million-dollar contract to Luhr Brothers, Inc. of Columbia, Ill., to construct a Mississippi River habitat restoration project, located in Pool 26, between Upper Mississippi River Miles 207.5 – 211.5 near Grafton, Ill., in Madison and Jersey counties.
  • Warren G. See South Spillway Closed December 7, 2021 for Maintenance

    Mark Twain Lake – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake announced the Warren G. See South Spillway Recreation Area (including the boat ramp and David C. Berti Shooting Range) will be closed on December 7, 2021 for routine surveys of the stilling basin and exit channel. These hydrographic surveys assist engineers in assessing the condition of the structures and outflow capacity. Once the surveys are complete team members will reopen the area.
  • Temporary Area Closings during Firearm Deer Seasons at Rend Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake reminds visitors that many locations on Rend Lake will be closed during the state firearm deer hunting seasons.
  • Rend Lake Park Ranger Becomes First-Ever 2x Recipient of National Award

    U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Natural Resource Specialist Timothy Bischoff received the service’s Hiram H. Chittenden Award for Interpretive Excellence today. Bischoff, the service’s first ever two-time recipient of the award was recognized by the 55th Chief of Engineers Lieutenant General Scott A. Spellmon, in a virtual service-wide ceremony. 
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, November 11. The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities (group picnic shelters) and events. Other agencies that manage recreation areas on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver in the areas that they manage.