Public input sought on Quincy Bay Habitat Restoration Project through Sept. 16

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The Quincy Bay project is part of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program and is being constructed through a partnership with the Quincy Bay Area Restoration and Enhancement Association as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Illinois Department of Natural Resources. | File photo by David Adam

QUINCY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program partners are in the early stages of planning for a habitat rehabilitation project and are seeking public input through Sept. 16.

The Quincy Bay project is part of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program and is being constructed through a partnership with the Quincy Bay Area Restoration and Enhancement Association as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The project area includes approximately 2,350 acres in Pool 21 of the Upper Mississippi River near Quincy.

A short video about the project is available for public viewing at: https://go.usa.gov/xSwkZ. This recorded presentation is being offered in lieu of a face-to-face public open house. The video provides a basic overview of the project area, a description of project goals and a listing of potential features that could be added to the area to achieve desired results.

Public comments are being accepted via the website above, by email at PublicInvolvement@usace.army.mil or by mail at 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 information, contact the Rock Island District at 309-794-5729.

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