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  • 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.
  • Bob Shetler Campground to be Closed for 2024 Recreation Season

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announces the Bob Shetler Campground at Saylorville Lake will be closed throughout the 2024 recreation season to facilitate upgrades and repairs to water and sewer line systems.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Army Corps of Engineers Birthday and Juneteenth Celebration

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that it will waive day use fees at more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of the USACE birthday, June 16, and Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19. The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at Lake Red Rock, Saylorville Lake, Coralville Lake and USACE-operated areas on the Mississippi River. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities (group picnic shelters) and events. Other agencies or vendors that manage recreation areas on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver in the areas that they manage.
  • Boaters advised to use caution at Saylorville Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, reminds recreational users that floating debris can create hazardous boating and swimming conditions at Saylorville Lake. Seasonal removal of debris is ongoing however complete clearing is impossible and downstream movement is a natural part of reservoir management.
  • Public comments sought on plan for Yorkinut Slough Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Louis District and federal partner the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are constructing a habitat rehabilitation project for Yorkinut Slough in the Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge near Brussels, Illinois, and are seeking comments on the project.
  • Corps to host public meeting on Robinson Lake restoration study

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on the Lower Pool 4 Robinson Lake habitat rehabilitation and enhancement study, and will host a public meeting May 17, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Wabasha-Kellogg High School. The school is located at 2113 Hiawatha Dr. E., Wabasha, Minnesota.
  • Portion of Neal Smith Trail to close for resurfacing at Saylorville Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announces a portion of the Neal Smith Trail at Saylorville Lake will temporarily close for resurfacing starting April 17. The closure will extend from the Bob Shetler Ponding Area, north to NW 78th Ave, also referred to as the Saylorville Lake Dam Road. The closure is anticipated to last until May 15. All trail users should stay out of marked construction zones and observe posted signs and fencing. For more information, contact the Saylorville Lake Project Office at 515-276-4656.
  • Portion of Neal Smith Trail at Saylorville Lake to close for construction work

    Due to water and sewer construction work at the Cherry Glen Recreation Area, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is closing a portion of the Neal Smith Trail at Saylorville Lake indefinitely starting March 20.