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Archive: 2017
  • Christmas Tree Recycling Available at Wappapello Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers a meaningful way to dispose of your used Christmas tree and provide habitat at the same time. The Corps of Engineers will be accepting Christmas trees from December 26, 2017 through January 19, 2018, at the Redman Creek Boat Ramp.
  • Owls of Illinois Presentation at the Case-Halstead Library

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the Case-Halstead Library, Carlyle, IL will be hosting “Owls of Illinois” on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Case Halsted Library. Beginning at 9:30 Park Rangers will be on hand reading books about owls and helping participants make a pine cone owl craft to take home. At 11:00 a.m. Beverly Shofstal of Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation will be presenting “Owls of Illinois”. Beverly will be bringing many different species of owls, sharing stories about their rehabilitation, unique characteristics, and their importance to Illinois ecosystems.
  • Carlyle Lake Christmas Tree Recycling Project

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake will be collecting used Christmas trees for the Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Project. The Corps of Engineers, along with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, uses these trees to provide an effective and economical means of providing fish habitat at Carlyle Lake.
  • M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center Closed Until January 8

      Dec. 21, 2017, Mark Twain Lake – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces that the M.W.
  • Lake Shelbyville Christmas Tree Recycling Program

    Lake Shelbyville - Don’t let your Christmas tree go to waste this year after the holidays. Extend your tree’s life by donating it for Fish Habitat Improvement Day at Lake Shelbyville. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources will place the discarded trees into Lake Shelbyville to enhance the fisheries for years to come.
  • Temporary Area Closings during Deer Season at Rend Lake

    Benton, IL – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake reminds visitors that the following recreation areas will be closed to all vehicle and foot traffic during the first weekend of the 2017 firearm deer season. Dates for the closures are November 17-19, 2017. Areas affected by the closure include the North Sandusky picnic area and campground; South Sandusky picnic area, campground, beach and boat ramp; South Marcum picnic area and campground; North Marcum picnic area and old campground; and the Blackberry Nature Trail. These areas will be utilized by persons involved in the annual Rend Lake Deer Hunt for Persons with Disabilities and will remain closed as a safety precaution. In addition, the Corps of Engineers will temporarily close all sections of the Rend Lake Bike Trail, which are under the management of the Corps of Engineers, to persons not actively involved in the sport of deer hunting during all state firearm deer hunting seasons. These closures include bike trail sections beginning west of the Franklin Cemetery and continuing to North Marcum day use area, and trail sections beginning in the North Sandusky day use area and continue to the South Marcum campground. All persons not involved in the sport of deer hunting are prohibited from utilizing these trails during the periods of November 17-19, November 30, December 1-3, and December 8-10. Persons wishing to access hunting spots should remember that Federal law prohibits the use of motorized vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), on all government-managed properties. For more information on these temporary area closings, feel free to contact the Rend Lake Project Office by phone at (618) 724-2493 or by email at
  • O’Fallon, Illinois resident deploys to Puerto Rico to support Operation Blue Roof

    ST. LOUIS – More than 50 members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District have
  • Hometown Hero: St. Louis District Employee Helps Puerto Rico Hometown Recover

    More than 90 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Louis District employees have deployed since September to support hurricane response and recovery efforts. They are part of more than 850 Corps personnel from across the nation responding to the unprecedented back-to-back storms.
  • Boundary Maintenance Work at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake will be performing boundary maintenance work from December 11, 2017 through January 12, 2018 on multiple sections of the boundary line at Carlyle Lake. The boundary line maintenance work will consist of uniformed Park Rangers and volunteers walking the boundary lines, replacing signposts, identifying encroachments on government property, inspecting mowing permits, and clearing brush along the boundary line. The maintenance work is performed annually during the winter months when vegetation is at a minimum. Maintenance is necessary in order to maintain a visible boundary line and to protect the public lands at Carlyle Lake. The areas of emphasis for the 2017-18 boundary maintenance will be from the Tamalco Access Area to Patoka Access Area.
  • 2017 Water Control Operations/Dam Safety Public Workshop

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced plans for a public workshop to be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Mariner’s Village Resort Conference Center in Carlyle, Illinois.