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  • 40th Annual Clinton Bald Eagle Watch Postponed

    Due to forecasted inclement weather, the 40th Annual Clinton Bald Eagle Watch, scheduled for Saturday, January 13 at Clinton Community College in Clinton, Iowa, and Lock and Dam 13 in Fulton, Illinois, has been postponed. An announcement will be made when a new date for the event has been selected. For more information, contact the Thomson Park Rangers at 563-362-8839 or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 815-273-2732.
  • 40th Annual Bald Eagle Watch to be held in Clinton, Iowa

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Clinton Community College, Clinton Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge are hosting the 40th Annual Clinton Bald Eagle Watch Saturday, Jan. 13. Educational programs and environmental exhibits will be hosted indoors at Clinton Community College at 1000 Lincoln Blvd. in Clinton, Iowa. Outdoor eagle viewing will be held at Lock and Dam 13 in Fulton, Illinois, off Highway 84 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. All event activities are free for the public to attend.
  • Weather to cause temporary closures at Saylorville Lake

    Due to current weather conditions, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has temporarily closed the portion of NW 78th Ave. that crosses over Saylorville Lake Dam. The roadway is closed from the Iowa National Guard Armory entrance to the Saylorville Lake Visitor Center entrance. All Saylorville Lake recreation areas have also been closed to ensure the safety of staff and visitors.
  • Corps to host public open house, gather input about Brandon Road Interbasin Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in partnership with the Illinois Department
  • Corps to host public open house to gather input on Green Island Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project

    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.
  • Portion of Prairie Flower Campground roadway to close for resurfacing

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announces a portion of the road which serves as part of the Neal Smith Trail in Prairie Flower Campground at Saylorville Lake will temporarily close for resurfacing starting Oct. 16. The closure will extend from the Prairie Flower Campground entrance building, north to where the road ends and becomes the northernmost entry point for the trail. The closure is anticipated to last until Nov. 3.
  • Groundbreaking to mark start of local habitat restoration project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host a public groundbreaking ceremony October 4 to mark the start of construction for the Steamboat Island Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project near Princeton, Iowa. The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. at the public access area on the south side of the Princeton Wildlife Management Area at 26545 285th Ave., Princeton, Iowa.
  • Corps seeks public comments on potential Wacouta Bay restoration project

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on a draft Environmental Assessment, or EA, for a proposed ecosystem restoration project in Wacouta Bay.
  • Mississippi River Commission to host public meeting in Burlington, Iowa

    The Mississippi River Commission will host a public meeting August 15 onboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI along the Burlington, Iowa, riverfront. The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and interested parties are invited to present their concerns, ideas and issues to the Commission during the meeting.
  • Corps of Engineers to host two open house events onboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will provide two opportunities for the public to tour the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI at no cost while it’s visiting the region. Public open houses will take place: Saturday, August 12 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at River Heritage Park in downtown Davenport, Iowa Sunday, August 13 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Mississippi Riverwalk at the Port of Dubuque, in Dubuque, Iowa The vessel will be in the region as part of the Mississippi River Commission’s Low Water Inspection trip. The open houses will provide information about the importance of the Mississippi River System and the diversity of uses and users along the waterway.