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Archive: 2016

Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,800 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11. [Read More]
Published: Oct-20-16

Communities, Corps of Engineers observe anniversaries of Littleville Lake Dam, Knightville Dam in Huntington

CONCORD, Mass. – The communities of Huntington and Chester, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District and several other agencies and groups, observed the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Littleville Lake Dam project and the 75th anniversary of the Knightville Dam project in a ceremony on Oct. 8, 2016 in Huntington, Mass. [Read More]
Published: Oct-11-16

Corps of Engineers awards contract to resume oyster restoration in Tred Avon River

The Baltimore District awarded an approximately $1-million contract Sept. 26, 2016, to Blue Forge LLC to construct oyster reefs in the Tred Avon River Oyster Sanctuary in Talbot County. Eight acres of reef are planned for construction using mixed shell with the option for an additional 10 acres. Work will occur between December 2016 and March 2017. The Oyster Advisory Committee recommended Aug. 1, 2016, that the Corps and non-federal sponsor Maryland Department of Natural Resources continue oyster restoration in the Tred Avon River after an initial delay was requested in December 2015 to review restoration progress. [Read More]
Published: Sep-27-16

Army Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 24

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 24. [Read More]
Published: Sep-20-16

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers launches second year of Every Kid in a Park program

WASHINGTON (September 1, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it will continue its support of President Obama’s initiative, the Every Kid in a Park pass program, which officially begins its second year today. Launched last year, the initiative gives fourth grade students and their families free access to federal lands and waters as well as some state parks for a full school year. [Read More]
Published: Sep-01-16

Army Corps shares groundwater expertise with Cambodian officials

A team from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers led a three-day groundwater modeling workshop for Cambodian government officials, representatives from the U.S. Agency for International Development, and local non-governmental organizations from Aug. 9-11. [Read More]
Published: Aug-25-16

Corps of Engineers to clear Ellicott City waterways

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, will begin clearing two waterways in Ellicott City, Maryland on Friday, August 19 to assist the local government in reducing the risk of imminent flooding to the city. [Read More]
Published: Aug-19-16

Army Corps of Engineers implements federal process improvements for oyster aquaculture in Chesapeake Bay

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District (Corps) has decided to reinstate, effective today, August 16, 2016, the suspended 2012 Nationwide Permit #48 (NWP #48) with revised regional conditions for new and existing commercial shellfish aquaculture activities in Maryland tidal waters, pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. [Read More]
Published: Aug-16-16

Army Corps updates water release schedule at Francis E. Walter Dam

The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2016 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan. [Read More]
Published: Jul-26-16

World’s largest engineering provider, conservation grant-maker team up to restore nation’s largest estuary

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has signed a Watershed Assessment Cost-Sharing Agreement with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to begin work on the $2.8 million Chesapeake Bay Comprehensive Water Resources and Restoration Plan, July 22, 2016. [Read More]
Published: Jul-25-16
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