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Posted 2/15/2017

Release no. 17-009


Contact
Samantha Heilig
(309) 794-5730
Samantha.A.Heilig@usace.army.mil

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, is hosting a public open house Feb. 21 to discuss an ecosystem restoration plan for the Beaver Island Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project. The public open house will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Erickson Center at 1401 11th Ave. in Clinton, Iowa.  

Beaver Island Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project is part of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program and is located in Clinton County, Iowa, in Pool 14 of the Upper Mississippi River. All Project lands are in Federal ownership and are managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the UMR National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Savanna District. 

During the open house a formal presentation will be given regarding the Beaver Island ecosystem restoration plan. Representatives from all of the agencies involved in the project will be available to discuss the proposed restoration plan at Beaver Island. There will be staff on hand to gather public feedback and answer questions. For those who are unable to attend the event in person, the Rock Island District is scheduled to broadcast the open house live on their Facebook page starting at 6 p.m. To view the live feed, visit: https://www.facebook.com/RockIslandDistrictUSACE 

For more information about the Beaver Island Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project, visit http://go.usa.gov/x9Hvz. For more information about the public meeting, contact the Rock Island District at (309) 794-5729 or email cemvr-cc@usace.army.mil.

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