Archive: 2014
  • FREE Boating Safety Classes

    Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces they will be offering five different opportunities to attend a free boating safety education class. The classes will be held on the following dates: March 15th, March 29th, April 12th, April 26th, and May 17th 2014.
  • Last Weekend for Historic Clock Tower and Eagle Watch Tours

    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 participate in Historic Clock Tower and Eagle Watching Tours. Learn about the Historic Clock Tower building as you climb the stairs to the top. Waiting there is a spectacular view of the Mississippi River where you will have the opportunity to see Bald Eagles who visit our area during the cold winter months.
  • Corps Seeks Agricultural Lease Applications at Coralville Lake

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill.—The Rock Island District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking applications for leasing approximately 120.5 acres of land for agricultural purposes at Coralville Lake. The lease is for a five-year term. Applications will be evaluated based upon the highest annual rental proposed.
  • Camp for Free: Summer Volunteers Needed at Lake Red Rock

    Spend the summer camping at Lake Red Rock for free! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide a free, full-hookup campsite to volunteers willing to provide custodial service at: North Overlook beach, Whitebreast beach, Whitebreast campground and Wallashuck campground. Volunteers are needed from late April through September 2014. For more information on volunteering at Lake Red Rock, contact Park Ranger Mark Pollastrini by phone 641-828-7522 ext 6442, by email, or visit the Lake Red Rock website at
  • Mississippi River Visitor Center - OPEN HOUSE

    Rock Island, IL - You are cordially invited to attend an Open House at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi River Visitor Center located at Locks and Dam #15 on the Rock island Arsenal. The Open House will run all day on Friday January 24, 2014 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • New Illinois Waterway Navigation Charts Now Available

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (Jan. 8) – The Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has updated the Illinois Waterway Navigation Charts and they are now available to the public.