Kaskaskia Eagle Fest slated

MODOC, Ill. – The Kaskaskia River Project will host the 2022 Eagle Fest Saturday,
February 5th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Jerry F. Costello Lock & Dam in Modoc, Ill. (at 4800 Lock and Dam Road). 

There will be eagle-watching with spotting scopes and other feathered friends from the World Bird Sanctuary at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

Also be sure to catch the Wildlife presentation given by the Animology at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Tours of the lock and dam will be available and short interpretive walks will be given downstream from the lock and dam.

Viewing of an eagle-nest with a mated pair of eagles will be available throughout the day from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Food will be available from local vendors.  This event is free to all — families and leash-trained dogs are welcome for the hike. 

The partners for this event are: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Randolph County Economic Development, Lower Kaskaskia Stakeholders, Inc., Randolph County, Chester Tourism, North County Savings Bank, Evansville Booster Club, Horse Prairie Mutual/FarMutual, CLIFFTOP, Kaskaskia Valley Audubon Society, Prairie Du Rocher Chamber of Commerce, UNIFY, Gateway FS, Kaskaskia Regional Port District and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

For more information and directions contact the Kaskaskia River Project Office at (618) 284-7160 or e-mail us at KaskyL&D@usace.army.mil.