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  • Junior Ranger Day Camp

    Johnston, Iowa - Calling all future 4th and 5th graders! Saylorville Lake is holding a nature camp for you. Explore and discover while making friends and having fun learning basic nature safety, history, and environmental stewardship skills.
  • Corps Promotes Emerald Ash Borer Awareness for Memorial Day Weekend

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will be wrapping ash trees at recreation areas including Saylorville Lake, Lake Red Rock, Coralville Lake and the Mississippi River Project to bring awareness of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) to visitors during the Memorial Day weekend. Each ash tree wrapped will show the detrimental effects the EAB could have on recreation areas in the Rock Island District if infestations are allowed to spread.
  • Saylorville Lake “No Motorized Vessel Zone”

    Johnston, Iowa - There is a new boating policy on Saylorville Lake for 2015. This policy is for a seasonal; “No Motorized Vessel Zone” north of the Mile Long Bridge, in the very shallow upper reaches of the reservoir, locally identified as the “mud flats” from April 1st to August 31st during periods of near normal conservation pools (below 840’ NGVD).
  • Saylorville Lake Earth Day Celebration

    Johnston, Iowa - Saturday, April 18, 2015 11am – 3pm Saylorville Lake Visitor Center FREE Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Saylorville Lake. Help clean up the environment and preserve the natural beauty at Saylorville Lake. Volunteers can meet a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center where they will provide gloves, trash bags and get you started on your project.
  • Big Creek Lake Gate Replacement Project

    Johnston, Iowa - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that Jenson Construction Company plans to begin mobilizing construction equipment & material at the Big Creek Diversion Dam in the next 2-3 weeks. During various stages of mobilization and construction, access into Big Creek State Park from Broadway (Old Hwy 415) and across the dam will be limited to one lane with traffic controls. The Neal Smith Trail will be open, but will merge with the one lane traffic across the dam.
  • Corps honors partners for award-winning, innovative habitat project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District will recognize local, state and federal partners on an innovative habitat rehabilitation and enhancement project in Illinois that has earned national recognition.
  • Corps awards $12 million contract to build islands near Lansing, Iowa

    ST. PAUL, MINN. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, recently awarded a nearly $12 million contract to Newt Marine Services of Dubuque, Iowa, to restore habitat within the Mississippi River Pool 9.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shares water safety tips for Labor Day holiday

    (ROCK ISLAND, Ill.) — It’s almost time to say goodbye to summer. If you’ll be spending the weekend on or around the water this Labor Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges you to remember these safety tips.
  • Public invited to open house to discuss improving habitat in McGregor Lake

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is initiating a study to improve habitat at and around McGregor Lake of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge near Prairie du Chien, Wis.
  • Beaver Island Habitat Rehabilitation - OPEN HOUSE

    The Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) intends to partner with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IA DNR) on a feasibility study identifying and investigating ecosystem restoration opportuinities within Pool 14. The proposed study is located between river mile 513.0-515.5 in the southern portion of Clinton County and includes Beaver Island, Beaver Slough, Grass Slough, and Lower Lake. An open house addressing the initiation of the Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study will be held March 26, 2014 between 6 and 8 pm at the Erickson Center, 1401 11th Ave N, Clinton, IA..