PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting
an open house in Red Wing, Minn., March 6, to discuss ways of improving habitat
in and around North and Sturgeon lakes.
open house will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Red Wing Public
Library Community Room., located at 225 E. Ave., Red Wing, Minn. During the
open house, the public will have the chance to speak with Corps of Engineers
officials and staff from other resource agencies.
Corps is currently studying ways to improve fish and wildlife habitat in and
around the two lakes. Possible activities include dredging to increase the
water depth, island construction, summer pool drawdowns and erosion protection.
A project cost estimate and possible construction schedule will be determined
during the study.
study is part of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration, formerly known as the
Environmental Management Program. The program is a cooperative effort of
federal, state and local governments and is focused on habitat restoration
projects and resource monitoring. More than 55 projects and 100,000 acres of
habitat restoration have been completed since the program was created in 1986.
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.
Release no. 14-009
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