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  • Public open house for Quincy Bay Habitat Rehabilitation Project to be held Feb. 15

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, invites the public to an open house announcing the tentative plan for the Quincy Bay Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project. The open house, which is being conducted in partnership with the Quincy Bay Area Restoration and Enhancement Association (QBAREA), along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Illinois Department of Natural Resources, will take place on February 15 from 5-7 p.m. at the Oakley-Lindsay Center, located at 300 Civic Center Plaza #237 in Quincy, Illinois.
  • 40th Annual Clinton Bald Eagle Watch rescheduled to Feb. 17

    The 40th Clinton Bald Eagle watch has been rescheduled for Feb. 17. Originally planned for Jan. 13, this annual event is hosted by 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.
  • Weather prompts temporary closures at Saylorville Lake

    Due to forecasted inclement weather, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will temporarily close the portion of NW 78th Ave. that crosses over Saylorville Lake Dam starting at 8 p.m. tonight. The roadway will be closed from the Iowa National Guard Armory entrance to the Saylorville Lake Visitor Center entrance. All Saylorville Lake recreation areas will also be closed to ensure the safety of staff and visitors. The roadway and recreation areas will reopen when conditions improve, and staff are able to safely clear the areas. For up-to-date information on area closures, follow us on social media at www.facebook.com/SaylorvilleLake, or contact the Saylorville Lake project office at 515-276-4656.
  • 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.