Category: General
  • Corps responds to Hurricane Isaac

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Rock Island District is sending a team of volunteers to support the Corps’ Mississippi Valley Division’s response to Hurricane Isaac.
  • gets new design, expanded content

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s administration announced a new design, improved navigation tools and expanded content for Recreation.Gov, the interagency website that guides visitors to 90,000 sites on federal lands such as national parks, wildlife refuges, waterways, forests and recreation areas. These recreation areas include sites within the 78,000 square mile boundaries of the Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • New display added to Mississippi River Visitor Center

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Fish now adorn the walls of the Mississippi River Visitor Center located on Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Ill., near Locks and Dam 15.
  • Enjoy your holiday, play it safe and return home alive

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Drowning is the nation’s second leading cause of accidental death, wearing a life jacket can reduce drowning deaths. Statistics show that 90 percent of those who drown at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes and rivers may have survived if they had worn a life jacket. Here are some safety tips from the Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help you have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July holiday.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts change of command

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, changes hands on Friday, June 29 during a ceremony on Arsenal Island at Historic Quarters One beginning at 10 a.m.
  • Veterans Trail designated as National Recreation Trail

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Department of the Interior has designated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Veterans Trail at Coralville Lake, Iowa City, Iowa, as a National Recreation Trail for 2012.
  • Army Corps of Engineers christens Motor Vessel Clinton

    Rock Island, Ill. -- (May 30,2012) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, invites the public and media to join the Mayor of Clinton and the Corps for a christening ceremony of its newest vessel, the Motor Vessel Clinton, on June 1 at 2 p.m., at the Clinton Marina, 511 Riverview Drive, Clinton, Iowa.
  • Staying safe on the water this Memorial Day weekend

    Rock Island, Ill. – Memorial Day weekend is considered the kick-off to summer and that means millions of Americans will visit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) lands and waters for the holiday. Park rangers and volunteers will be working this weekend and all summer to increase visitor’s awareness of the importance of practicing sensible and thoughtful activities in and around USACE waters.
  • Military and public invited to paddle on the Mississippi River

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - (May 21, 2011) Military personnel and their families as well as the public are invited to a Summer of Paddling 2012 event on Thursday, June 7 from 1-4 p.m., at Sylvan Slough on the grounds of the Moline Rowing Club in Moline, Ill. Participants will learn paddling techniques and have an opportunity to kayak or canoe in Sylvan Slough, a backwater area of the Mississippi River.
  • Workshop targets improving Indian Creek watershed

    Rock Island, Ill. -- (March 26, 2012) The media is invited to attend the Indian Creek Watershed Pilot Study Workshop II at the City of Marion Council Chambers at City Hall in Marion, Iowa, Thursday, March 26 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.