The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will host an open house to discuss and gather public input regarding a critical restoration project within the Ten Mile Creek Watershed near Peoria, Illinois. The meeting is scheduled for June 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Germantown Hills, Illinois.
The critical restoration project is part of the Illinois River Basin Restoration Program (Section 519), a multi-agency program lead by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Through this program, the Rock Island District and the IDNR partner to address loss of habitat and degradation throughout the Illinois River Basin which has been documented for years.
Ten Mile Creek is approximately 10 miles long and flows northwest from Washington Township to the Narrows of Peoria Lake at the Illinois River.
The public is invited to attend the informational open house concerning this study and provide comments on problems in the area and suggested alternatives.