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Coralville Lake Adopt-A-Trail Program

The Coralville Lake Adopt-A-Trail Program welcomes your interest! School and youth groups, scout troops, church, community and service organizations, businesses, families, individuals or groups of individuals can adopt a trail. Activities of the Coralville Lake Adopt-A-Trail Program may include, partnering with Natural Resource Specialists and Park Ranger, litter removal, planting and/or maintenance trees, shrubs, wildflowers and native grasse, beautification project, trail maintenance, reporting trail issues and/or assisting with special events. If you are interested, please call Park Ranger Darren Schneider at (319) 338-3543 x6305. [Read More]
Published: Aug-18-15

Bicycle Tour of Historic Arsenal Island

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Visitor Center at Locks and Dam #15 is inviting guests to a bicycle tour of historic Arsenal Island. [Read More]
Published: Aug-12-15

Camper Craft Show at Thomson Causeway Recreation Area

Thomson, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project will hold the Annual Camper Craft Show on Saturday, September 5th, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Thomson Causeway Day Use Picnic Shelter. [Read More]
Published: Aug-12-15

Corps of Engineers to Host Sangamon River Conceptual Modeling Workshop Town Hall

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will host a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, August 13, to discuss the results of the recent Sangamon River Conceptual Modeling Workshop and to receive input and ideas from the public regarding sedimentation concerns associated with the Sangamon and Illinois rivers. The Town Hall meeting will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Beardstown City Council Chamber located at 105 W. 3rd Street in Beardstown, Illinois. [Read More]
Published: Aug-12-15

Clark’s Ferry Campground Now Open

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, Mississippi River Project announces the opening of Clark’s Ferry Campground on August 7, 2015. Necessary repairs to the campground well and potable drinking water system have been completed allowing the park to reopen to visitors. [Read More]
Published: Aug-06-15

Blue - Green Algae at Saylorville Lake

Johnston, Iowa - Sandpiper and Oak Grove Beaches at Saylorville Lake have been closed in response to the presence of a blue-green algae bloom which has the potential to impact the health of humans and their pets. Routine water quality monitoring performed at the lake has identified high levels of microcystin, a compound produced by blue-green algae under certain environmental conditions. [Read More]
Published: Aug-06-15

Panel of experts commends work at Red Rock Hydroelectric Project

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An Independent Expert Peer Review Panel (IEPR) praised the work and diligence of the engineers, contractors, and Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) following an onsite review of the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project site June 20 – July 1. This was the IEPR’s second onsite review since construction of the project began. The first was in January. [Read More]
Published: Jul-28-15

Acorn Valley Youth Camping Area

Johnston, Iowa - Nestled in the upland timber of Acorn Valley Campground at Saylorville Lake sets the perfect outdoor adventure opportunity for youth. The site provides a remote setting for organized youth groups looking for an opportunity to tent camp without the impact of neighbors and experience a degree of primitive camping. [Read More]
Published: Jul-14-15

Corps Hosts Open House for Coralville Lake Master Plan Revision

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is revising the Coralville Lake Master Plan and will be hosting a public scoping open house on Wednesday, July 8, from 2 – 7 p.m. at the South Slope Community Center located at 980 North Front Street, North Liberty, Iowa. The purpose of the open house is to informally meet with individuals and groups to discuss the Coralville Lake Master Plan revision. This will provide the public an opportunity to learn about the status of natural resource and recreation activities, provide comments on land management issues and resource objectives, and give feedback on their interests as it relates to Coralville Lake. [Read More]
Published: Jun-25-15

Illinois Waterway Visitor Center Closes Again Due to High Water

Ottawa, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has temporarily closed the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center located at Starved Rock Lock and Dam in Ottawa, Illinois, due to high water on the Illinois River. [Read More]
Published: Jun-23-15
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