ROCK ISLAND, Illinois --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, is hosting a public open house Nov. 2 to discuss plans for ecosystem restoration in Mississippi River Pool 13 near Green Island, Iowa. The public open house is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. at the Hurstville Interpretive Center located at 18670 63rd St., Maquoketa, Iowa.
The Green Island Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project area includes a 4,000-acre wetland complex with shallow lakes, emergent vegetation, managed moist soil areas, and braided channels surrounded by degrading riparian timber. The project boundaries lie within the Green Island Wildlife Management Area which is managed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
During the open house, a team of subject matter experts will provide an overview of the project and cover potential options for restoration and enhancement of the area. The public is invited to provide feedback and engage in discussion about the plan. After the presentation, representatives from the partnering agencies will be available to answer questions and gather input from the community.
For more information about the Green Island Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project, visit https://shorturl.at/wyzH6. For more information about the public meeting, contact the Rock Island District at (309) 794-5729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Release no. 23-041