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  • October

    Joint Massport, New England District ceremony celebrates the Boston Harbor Navigation Improvement Project

    To kick of the beginning off the Boston Harbor Navigation Improvement Project, Col. William Conde,
  • Full Facility Restoration complete at Fort Totten

    An Army Reserve Center project was planned and executed to fully restore an Organizational Maintenance Shop (OMS) and Area Maintenance Support Activity (AMSA). The facility was constructed at the 2,100-personnel, Fort Totten Army Reserve Center, Fort Totten, New York, near New York City on Long Island.
  • Army Corps Participates in Estuary Day Celebration and STEM Event

    On an unseasonably warm day in October, an alliance of partners with the support of local elected officials conveyed an important initiative to hundreds of Elizabeth, NJ school students. Let’s work together to take care of our environment. The Estuary Day event took place near the Elizabeth River at the Peterstown Community Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey, students arrived to partake in a day of educational workshops and interactive exhibits made by their peers from competing High Schools. Future City Inc., organized the event, and representatives from over 20 organizations joined in the festivities. The program demonstrated the importance of education and community participation in preserving and appreciating the environment.
  • Mosquito larvae spraying set for Saturday Oct 14 at Craney Island

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Norfolk District, will conduct aerial mosquito treatment on Saturday Oct 14th, over federal property on Craney Island.
  • September

    Will your project pass a USACE permit compliance inspection?

    When you buy a car and register it at the Department of Motor vehicles, that’s not the last thing you ever have to do with your car. In New York State, for example, vehicle owners are required to get an inspection annually. Ignoring the law and not getting an inspection can result in a fine or even lead to the owner having to turn in the license plates and take the car off the road. Similarly, obtaining a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a project is subject to follow-up compliance inspections, and permittees are expected to construct and maintain an approved project according to the terms and conditions of the permit issued.
  • New York District participates in West Point's Branch Week

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, participated in Branch Week held in September at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Branch Week was an event where cadets pursuing their military education at the U.S. Military Academy had an opportunity to become familiar with the different Branches within the U.S. Army.
  • Army Corps participates in Branch Week

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, participated in Branch Week held in September at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Branch Week was an event where cadets pursuing their military education at the U.S. Military Academy had an opportunity to become familiar with the different Branches within the U.S. Army.
  • Baltimore District, partners lead Hurricane Evacuation Study for Maryland

    Maryland typically has to deal with the impacts of tropical storms or nor’easters rather than hurricanes. However, the state is not immune. Maryland was significantly impacted by Hurricane Isabel that made landfall in 2003. The state experienced substantial storm surge of 6 to 8 feet above normal tide levels in some areas and even breached the Army Corps’ ecosystem restoration project at Poplar Island in two spots due to elevated water levels and large waves. So, how is Maryland getting prepared for the next major storm? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is currently managing a Hurricane Evacuation Study for the state though the National Hurricane Program.
  • Corps of Engineers, partners lead Hurricane Evacuation Study for Maryland

    Maryland typically has to deal with the impacts of tropical storms or nor’easters rather than hurricanes. However, the state is not immune. Maryland was significantly impacted by Hurricane Isabel that made landfall in 2003. The state experienced substantial storm surge of 6 to 8 feet above normal tide levels in some areas and even breached the Army Corps’ ecosystem restoration project at Poplar Island in two spots due to elevated water levels and large waves. So, how is Maryland getting prepared for the next major storm? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is currently managing a Hurricane Evacuation Study for the state though the National Hurricane Program.
  • Pioneer in military use of nuclear power provides insight on facility to be decommissioned

    Retired Lt. Gen. Ernest Graves was just a major when he was assigned to the SM-1, the first-of-its-kind nuclear power plant that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was building on Fort Belvoir in the late 1950s. At the time, Major Graves was tasked with overseeing the final stages of construction, then operating and training the staff for the reactor. The SM-1 was the first nuclear reactor in the country to generate power connected to the commercial grid when it achieved its first criticality in April 1957. Sixty years later, a 93-year-old Graves and his wife, Nancy, visited the facility to discuss its history with professionals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other Department of Defense agencies charged with handling nuclear-related missions for the military.
  • Summer Seasonal Park Rangers Are True Assets to Our Missions

    As Park Ranger and Natural Resources Specialists in the New England District, we have many
  • Cape Cod Canal gets a little greener with purchase of electronic vehicles

    The Cape Cod Canal team recently became more environmentally friendly when they purchased six
  • Gleefully West Hill Dam gets down and dirty celebrating 'International Mud Day'

    There are two types of people: those who get their hands dirty and those who roll in it.In a
  • The Connecticut Outboard Association Celebrates 40 Years at West Thompson Dam

    The Connecticut Outboard Association returned to West Thompson Lake in Connecticut for its 40th
  • Cape Cod Canal Co-Sponsors Local Water Safety Day

    The Cape Cod Canal and the U.S. Coast Guard teamed up for the 12th annual Cape Cod Canal Boating and
  • Officials to delay opening Dismal Swamp Canal until end of October

    Officials at the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have delayed reopening the Dismal Swamp Canal until late October. “Recent weather events have delayed progress, and the latest condition survey of Turners Cut showed that additional dredging was needed,” said Keith Lockwood, Norfolk District Operations Branch chief.
  • Army Corps' New York District participates in commemoration of transit of Theodore Roosevelt and Bayonne Bridge Project Completion

    On September 7, 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District participated in a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the transit of the Container Ship CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt.
  • August

    Army Corps Demonstrates Commitment to Coastal Flood Risk Reduction

    On a summer morning as the temperature soared towards 90 degrees, residents and tourists alike along the shore of Long Island, N.Y., filled a stretch of beach before 9:30 a.m. and enjoyed the surf, sun rays and cooling breezes off the Atlantic Ocean. These recreational benefits are a byproduct of a recently-completed flood-risk reduction project in downtown Montauk conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, that provides a wider beach.
  • Craney Island mosquito spraying scheduled for Saturday

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Norfolk District will conduct aerial mosquito spraying Saturday over federal property on Craney Island.
  • From park ranger to chief of Operations Division, Dianne Edwardson retires with 35 years of service to our nation

    When Dianne Edwardson started her career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1982, she was one of only three female park rangers. On Aug. 19, 2017, she retired as chief of Operations Division for one of the largest districts across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: the Baltimore District.
  • From park ranger to chief of Operations Division, Dianne Edwardson retires with 35 years of service to our nation

    When Dianne Edwardson started her career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1982, she was one of only three female park rangers. On Aug. 19, 2017, she retired as chief of Operations Division for one of the largest districts across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: the Baltimore District.
  • Hydrographic surveyor’s legacy lives on in new survey vessel name

    Harold Catlett’s sudden death shocked his team members at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District. When the time came for Baltimore District to replace its aging survey vessel with a newer model, it only seemed fitting that the vessel be named after a man who inspired so many.
  • Hydrographic surveyor’s legacy lives on in new survey vessel name

    Harold Catlett’s sudden death shocked his team members at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District. When the time came for Baltimore District to replace its aging survey vessel with a newer model, it only seemed fitting that the vessel be named after a man who inspired so many.
  • Recreation Program Statistics

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the nation’s leading federal providers of outdoor recreation with more than 400 lake and river projects in 43 states. Our recreation program provides quality outdoor public recreation experiences to serve the needs of present and future generations and contributes to the quality of American life, while managing and conserving natural resources consistent with ecosystem management principles.
  • Craney Island mosquito spraying scheduled for Friday

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Norfolk District will conduct aerial mosquito spraying Friday over federal property on Craney Island.
  • Baltimore District offers dredging expertise for award-winning climate adaptation project on Eastern Shore

    A critical Maryland marshland project that provides habitat for the American Bald Eagle, as well encompasses the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, was honored with an esteemed climate change adaptation award — thanks in part to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dredging expertise.
  • Baltimore District offers dredging expertise for award-winning climate adaptation project on Eastern Shore

    A critical Maryland marshland project that provides habitat for the American Bald Eagle, as well encompasses the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, was honored with an esteemed climate change adaptation award — thanks in part to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dredging expertise.
  • Dismal Swamp Canal scheduled to reopen in September

    The Dismal Swamp Canal is scheduled to reopen to vessel traffic by the end of September, with the Lake Drummond Reservation and Feeder Ditch opening to canoes and kayaks on August 18, officials said.
  • Dismal Swamp Canal scheduled to reopen in September

    The Dismal Swamp Canal is scheduled to reopen to vessel traffic by the end of September, with the Lake Drummond Reservation and Feeder Ditch opening to canoes and kayaks on August 18, officials said.
  • Baltimore District employees foster tomorrow's STEM leaders

    For the second year in a row, Baltimore District employees Erin Cox and Marco Ciarla volunteered