Open house for Quincy Bay habitat rehabilitation project to be held Thursday at Oakley-Lindsay Center

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An announcement for the tentative plan for the Quincy Bay Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project will be held Feb. 15 at the Oakley-Lindsay Center. | Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

QUINCY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, invites the public to an open house announcing the tentative plan for the Quincy Bay habitat rehabilitation and enhancement project.

The open house, conducted in partnership with the Quincy Bay Area Restoration and Enhancement Association (QBAREA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Illinois Department of Natural Resources, will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at the Oakley-Lindsay Center, 300 Civic Center Plaza.

The project, federally funded through the Upper Mississippi River Restoration program, includes approximately 2,350 acres in Pool 21 of the Upper Mississippi River near Quincy. The area includes interconnected channels, small natural bays, bottomland forest, a small boat harbor and a cut-through channel.

During the open house, a project overview will be presented and the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of the project team. Subject matter experts will be on-hand throughout the event to discuss the plan and gather input. A draft feasibility report, which includes the project’s tentatively selected plan and an environmental assessment, will be available online for public review starting Feb. 8 at https://go.intelink.gov/CbB4RxB.

Public comments regarding the tentatively selected plan will be accepted through March 9 via the website above, by email to: PublicInvolvement@usace.army.mil or by mail to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, Attn: Regional Planning and Environmental Division North – Rachel Perrine, Clock Tower Building, P.O. Box 2004, Rock Island, IL 61201.

For more details on the project and the tentatively selected plan, visit: https://go.intelink.gov/CbB4RxB.

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