Archive: 2013
  • Historic Clock Tower Tour

    Rock Island, IL-The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Visitor Center at Locks and Dam #15 is inviting guests to come participate in a Historic Clock Tower Tour. Relive the early days of the Rock Island Arsenal as you climb your way up the historic corridor of the Clock Tower Building which has been a Quad Cities landmark for over 100 years!
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers returns to full operations

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (Oct. 17) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has returned to full operations today following the passing of the continuing resolution by Congress.
  • Shutdown Over: Lake Red Rock Reopens For Business

    Lake Red Rock's federally managed parks reopened today for visitors. Due to the late season, Howell Station is the only Corps-managed campground currently open with facilities (it will be open until October 28). For more information, contact the Corps office at Phone (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690.
  • Mississippi River Environmental Management Program Pool 9

    LANSING, Iowa-- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, and many federal, state and local partners, are working together to restore habitat along the Mississippi River.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces closure of all Regulatory Offices due to federal government shutdown

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – (Oct. 15) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Rock Island District today announced it will close its Regulatory office due to the absence of available federal funding. The Regulatory office will be unable to evaluate individual permit applications, pre-construction notifications (PCNs) for nationwide permit (NWP) or regional general permit authorizations, or requests for jurisdictional determinations until after current year funding is received and the offices reopen.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers preparing for possible government shutdown

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (Sept. 30) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is preparing for a potential federal government shutdown due to lack of funding. If unfunded on Oct. 1, shutdown of all activities other than excepted activities will occur. Excepted activities will be minimally staffed to protect against imminent threats to life and property or to continue support to maintain national security.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 28

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 28. On this day, fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches will be waived.
  • Corps of Engineers awards contract for Sunfish Lake habitat rehabilitation project

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (Sept. 4) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, awarded a $4 million construction contract for the Sunfish Lake Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project (HREP) in Pool 12 of the Mississippi River just south of Dubuque, Iowa, in Jo Daviess County, Ill.
  • Corps hosts open house to discuss Starved Rock Pool Critical Restoration Project

    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.
  • Davenport recreational trail opening soon

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (Aug. 28) – The City of Davenport’s Riverfront Trail alongside the Iowa American Water Company’s East River Station Treatment Plant will not reopen to public access for the Labor Day weekend due to the ongoing construction work required to complete the trail and its surroundings.