The Eau Galle Recreation Area. Photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The Eau Galle Recreation Area. Photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Submitted by Patrick Moes, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ST. PAUL, MN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony at its Eau Galle Recreation Area, in Spring Valley, Wisconsin, Sunday, September 17, 2017.

Col. Sam Calkins, St. Paul District commander, and Corps staff are dedicating a new interpretive center at the Highland Ridge Campground, N2100 Dugan Road, Spring Valley. The open house is from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be at noon.

Following the open house, Calkins and Corps staff will participate in the 50th Dam Days Grand Parade.

The interpretive center highlights the history of the area and the benefits the reservoir provides to the community in terms of recreation, fishing and a reduced threat of flooding within the community.

The nearly 600 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the St. Paul District Fiscal Year 2016 $78 million budget, nearly 1,250 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $120 million to the national economy.

For more information, see mvp.usace.army.mil.