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  • Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Alliance to Receive Grant

    Lake Shelbyville – Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), Division of Fisheries biologist, Mike Mounce, in conjunction with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Natural Resource Specialist, Lee Mitchell, successfully wrote and submitted a grant to the Friends of Reservoirs (FOR) on behalf of the Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Alliance (LSFHA) for fish habitat and fishing quality improvements on Lake Shelbyville.
  • Carlyle Lake Time Capsule Contents to be Displayed at Case- Halstead Library

    CARLYLE LAKE – In Celebration of Carlyle Lake’s 50th Anniversary, a time capsule that was buried in the Dam West Day Use in 1992 celebrating the lake’s 25th Anniversary has been reopened. Items in the time capsule will be on display to the public at the Case-Halsted Library, Carlyle, IL from Saturday, October 28th through Friday, December 8th, 2017.
  • USACE’s Puerto Rico Contracting Team explore innovative ways to connect with local businesses

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is employing innovative new approaches in advising local businesses of upcoming contract opportunities in Puerto Rico.
  • Portable Hunting Stands and Ground Blind Use at Mark Twain Lake

    The autumn colors of the leaves, and the chill in the morning air ushers in the start of whitetail
  • FIREWOOD CUTTING AT MARK TWAIN LAKE

    Mark Twain Lake, October 19, 2017 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that firewood
  • Corps to Host Meramec Flood Risk Reduction Workshops

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, in partnership with the St. Louis County Council and the City of Eureka will host two public workshops on Meramec Flood Risk Reduction on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 11715 Cragwold Road, Kirkwood, Mo., from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Eureka Fire District Training Center, 18765 Old Hwy 66, Pacific, Mo., 63069, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Haunted Trail at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – The 2017 Haunted Trail at Carlyle Lake will be Friday, October 20th and Saturday October 21st from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The trail will begin at the Carlyle McDonalds parking lot with a hayride down to the Little Prairie Nature trail where ghost and goblins await. Admission to the trail is $6 per person; all proceeds will go to support the 2018 Fireworks Spectacular. The Haunted Trail is supported by groups who volunteer their time to set up a spook spots along the Little Prairie Nature Trail and haunt the visitors as they pass through. Prizes for the most ghoulish spot will be awarded with a $300 first place prize, $200 for second place, and $100 for third place. If you are interested in volunteering on the trail contact Peggy Hilmes at (618)594-4354. The Haunted Trail is sponsored by the Carlyle Lake Fireworks Committee and the Carlyle Optimist Club, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake.
  • Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities for Sportsmen with Disabilities

    CARLYLE LAKE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to announce waterfowl hunting opportunities for sportsmen with disabilities at Carlyle Lake. Two accessible waterfowl blinds will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis for the 2017-2018 Illinois South Central Zone Waterfowl Season. The first blind is located at the Saddle Dam III Wetland Complex area near the Hughes Road East entrance to Saddle Dam III. The second blind is located south of the Steins Field Parking Lot on Huey Road.
  • Road Maintenance and Repairs at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake will continue routine road maintenance and resurfacing work at various locations. These closures are necessary to provide public safety while work crews are on-site, all work is scheduled to be completed by October 31. During this timeframe expect intermittent closures as areas are prepared and maintenance is completed.
  • Crappie Masters Tournament Trail at Dam East Boat Ramp

    CARLYLE LAKE – The Crappie Masters Tournament Trail in coordination with the FishHouse Restaurant will be hosting a crappie tournament on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday October 15 at the Dam East Boat Ramp. To accommodate the event and provide public safety and support, the Dam East Boat Ramp and High Water Ramp will be temporarily closed for public boat launching from Friday, October 13, through Sunday, October 15, 2017. During this timeframe, visitors should use the boat ramps located at the Dam West and Coles Creek Recreation Areas. In addition, the east portion of the Saddle Dam II Roadway and the south portion of the Dam East Recreation Area road (formerly South Shore) will be closed from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. to provide public safety during a 5K race. During this timeframe all traffic must access the area from the west through the McNair entrance.