ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is initiating a study to improve habitat of McGregor Lake, which is part of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish near Prairie du Chien, Wis. The public is invited to attend an informational open house concerning this study.
The meeting will be held Thursday, February 20, from 5-8 p.m. in the Community Room at the Prairie du Chien City Hall, 214 E. Blackhawk Ave.
Attendees can learn about the project and ask questions directly with members of the Corps of Engineers and other agencies in attendance. The public is also welcome to inquire about similar Army Corps habitat projects being planned on the Mississippi River, including other projects in Pool 9, like Conway Lake.
The Corps will be studying ways to improve fish and wildlife habitat in and around McGregor Lake. The Corps is beginning this study in 2014 and is being completed under the authority of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration - Environmental Management Program.
The nearly 650 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the Corps’ Fiscal Year 2011 $175 million budget, nearly 2,800 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $271 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.
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Release no. 14-005