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Public meeting to be held on Rend Lake Master Plan update

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rend Lake Project, will hold a public workshop regarding the Master Plan update for the project. The public is invited to attend the workshop, which will provide information on the Master Plan update process and afford the opportunity to receive input from the public about their issues and concerns regarding the future management of Rend Lake.

The Master Plan addresses outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship activities occurring on lands owned by the Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake. The Master Plan does not address shoreline management, water control or water quality, since these activities are included in other Corps of Engineers operating plans.

Stakeholder input is extremely important to this process update. The current Master Plan, along with comment forms and additional information concerning the updates, will be available on the “St. Louis District website at https://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/. The public workshop will be held using an “open house” format, allowing time for participants to review specific information about the Master Plan update process, ask questions and provide written comments to the Corps of Engineers staff attending the meeting.

The workshop will be held on December 12, 2017, from 5-7pm, at the Rend Lake Visitor Center, located at 11981 Rend City Road, Benton, Illinois 62812. For more information feel free to contact Dawn Kovarik at 618-724-2493.