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Officials mark completion of jetties on historic Smith Island, Md. during ceremony

Baltimore District in coordination with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources; Somerset County; Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Smith Island United, and other partners, marked the completion of two major milestones as part of the Army Corps navigation improvement project at Rhodes Point during a ceremony at the Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield June 21. [Read More]
Published: Jun-21-18

Army Corps, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation release draft Chesapeake Bay Comprehensive Plan for input

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore and Norfolk districts, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), released June 14 the draft Chesapeake Bay Comprehensive Water Resources and Restoration Plan and Restoration Roadmap that identifies 3,840 candidate aquatic ecosystem restoration, enhancement and conservation projects for implementation throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. [Read More]
Published: Jun-18-18

Army Corps, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation release draft Chesapeake Bay Comprehensive Plan and Restoration Roadmap

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore and Norfolk districts, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced the release of the main report of the draft Chesapeake Bay Comprehensive Water Resources and Restoration Plan, May 31, 2018. This plan provides a single, comprehensive and integrated restoration roadmap to inform and help guide decision makers at all levels of government and non-governmental agencies, of the problems, needs and opportunities within the 64,000-square-mile Chesapeake Bay Watershed. [Read More]
Published: Jun-01-18

Army Corps begins jetty, dredging projects to benefit Smith Island residents

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is starting work on two critical projects to benefit Smith Island residents — a navigation improvement project at Rhodes Point that includes the construction of two jetties, and dredging the Big Thorofare and Twitch Cove federal channels. [Read More]
Published: Dec-14-17

Army Corps, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to start study on ways to protect vulnerable assets from coastal flooding

Baltimore District signed an agreement July 18 with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to begin an approximately $3-million, three-year study on possible ways to address coastal flooding and storm damage across more than 57 square miles in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas of suburban Maryland and northern Virginia. As part of this study, the team will investigate flood risk and identify ways to help protect vulnerable assets upon which the region relies, like local governments, businesses, institutions and water, energy and communication utilities; transportation hubs; federal buildings and military installations; national security facilities; and significant national monuments and cultural treasures. [Read More]
Published: Jul-18-17

Poplar Island Cautionary Buoys

POPLAR ISLAND, Maryland – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, and the Coast Guard are urging boaters to steer clear of a construction area that will be marked by cautionary buoys near Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay. [Read More]
Published: Jul-10-17

Former New York District Commander To Lead Southwest Division

Colonel Paul E. Owen, currently the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Washington D.C., is slated to take command of the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, headquartered in Dallas. [Read More]
Published: May-23-17

Oyster restoration resumes in Tred Avon River sanctuary

The Baltimore District along with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Oyster Recovery Partnership resumed oyster restoration on approximately 10 acres in the Tred Avon River sanctuary, April 18, 2017. This restoration effort was included as an option as part of an approximately $ 1-million contract awarded Sept. 26, 2016, to Blue Forge LLC that entailed the restoration of eight acres of mixed-shell reef in the Tred Avon. [Read More]
Published: Apr-18-17

District of Columbia team that manages flood risks is recognized nationally

A District of Columbia interagency team that manages flood risks, known as the DC Silver Jackets, was recognized as state team of the year during a national workshop in St. Louis, March 2, 2017. The DC Silver Jackets leverages resources to identify and implement comprehensive, resilient, and sustainable solutions to reduce flood risks around the flood-prone District. There are active Silver Jackets teams in 47 states, plus the District, and the program is sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. [Read More]
Published: Mar-03-17

Army Corps resumes oyster restoration in Tred Avon River sanctuary

The Baltimore District resumed the construction of oyster reef in the Tred Avon River Oyster Sanctuary in Talbot County, Dec. 14, 2016. Eight acres of reef will be restored using aged mixed shell in water depths greater than 9 feet mean lower low water. [Read More]
Published: Dec-14-16
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