Fourth graders can visit the “Get Your Pass” section of the Every Kid in a Park website at  and complete a fun educational activity to obtain and print a personalized voucher for unlimited use at federal lands and waters for one year. Passes are valid from Sept. 1, 2015 through Aug. 31, 2016. The paper voucher can be exchanged for a more durable interagency annual fourth grade pass at certain federal sites.
Corps of Engineers supports new ‘Every Kid in a Park’ recreation initiative
Starting this month, fourth graders nationwide can visit the new Every Kid in a Park website to obtain a pass that provides free access to students and their families to all federally managed lands and waters – including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries.
Rock Island District Park Ranger, Tracy Spry, stands with some students attending a Jr. Ranger program at Lake Red Rock in 2014.
Excellence in Interpretation
This year, park ranger Tracy Spry from Rock Island District’s Lake Red Rock was chosen as the recipient of of the Hiram M. Chittenden Award for Excellence in Interpretation. This is the fisrt time a member of the Rock Island District has received the award.
District dive team member, Mark Hoewing (right),shifthead at Lock and Dam 20,helps Nathan Gorham, assistant lockmaster at Locks and Dam 15, with securing his dive helmet in preparation for a dive at Locks and Dam 15.
Rock Island District Dive Team Goes in for a Closer Look
The lower guidewall at Locks and Dam 15 on the Mississippi River was originally constructed in the early 1930s. For more than 80 years this concrete wall has been used by commercial vessels to approach and depart the lock. Now, after many years of standing strong, the wall is showing wear and the Rock Island District dive team was called in for a closer look.
Keep Your Family Safe This Summer
Download these free boating safety posters and coloring sheets to help remind everyone how important it is to wear your life jackets while boating.