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Posted 8/29/2013

Release no. FY13-08-38

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (Aug. 29) – The public is invited to attend an open house at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center, 950 N 27TH Road, Ottawa, Ill., on Sept. 4 between 5 and 7 p.m. The open house is an opportunity to discuss the draft report findings for the Critical Restoration Project to restore waterfowl habitat in the lower Starved Rock Pool.

The Corps of Engineers and Illinois Department of Natural Resources personnel will be available to explain the report results, answer questions, and listen to comments on the proposed project features. 

The report can be viewed on the Illinois River Ecosystem Restoration website at

Comments regarding the report will be received until Sept. 17.  Comments can be submitted to the project manger by calling (309)-794-5342 or emailing

Anyone wishing to obtain a hard copy of the report may request a paper copy or CD by calling (309)-794-5648 or by email at