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Army Corps of Engineers begins gradual reopening of recreation areas closed due to Coronavirus

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today (May 22, 2020) that it has begun the gradual reopening of some USACE-managed recreation areas that were closed to protect against the further spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The health and safety of USACE personnel, contractors, volunteers and the visiting public remain our highest priority.

 

Army Corps of Engineers modifying operations at recreation areas due to Coronavirus

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today (March 20, 2020) that it has begun the orderly shutdown of all USACE-managed campgrounds to protect against the further spread of coronavirus disease 2019. Visitor centers, beaches, special events, and USACE-sponsored events such as shore sweeps, interpretive programs, Kids to Parks Day, Earth Day events, public meetings and other public gatherings at all USACE-managed sites and facilities have also been closed and/or put on hold until further notice.

Coronavirus Information

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To keep up -to-date- on the latest coronavirus information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers please visit https://www.usace.army.mil/coronavirus/

 

New England News Releases

City of Portland seeks Corps permit to dredge, construct confined aquatic disposal cell in Portland Harbor
5/19/2020
CONCORD, Mass. – The city of Portland is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the U.S. in conjunction with construction of a...
Corps proposes maintenance dredging of Wood Island and Pool at Biddeford Federal navigation project in Maine
5/15/2020
CONCORD, Mass. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is proposing to perform maintenance dredging of the Wood Island and Pool at Biddeford Federal Navigation Project (FNP) in...
Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite signs Chief’s Report for the New Haven Harbor Navigation Improvement Project
5/12/2020
CONCORD, Mass. – Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, on May 7 signed the New Haven Harbor Navigation Improvement Project Chief's Report. The...
Local bird watchers descended upon West Hill Dam armed with pen, paper and a few binoculars to participate in West Hill Dam’s annual Backyard Bird Count.
Construction of the System Management Engineering Facility (SMEF), the 40,000 square foot, 2-story addition, is well underway and progressing rapidly.
After sustaining damage during Winter Storm Juno in 2015, the Scituate Harbor North Jetty in Scituate, Massachusetts has been successfully repaired.
For vessels wanting to enter Plymouth waters, dredging to remove shoals from the Plymouth Harbor federal navigation project in Massachusetts is currently underway and on schedule.

News From Around the Corps

On the Road Again: LTG Semonite discusses Javits Center
3/31/2020
Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th Chief of Engineers, speaks with New York District commander Col. Thomas Asbery on March 27, 2020, about Coronavirus response efforts at New...
USACE helps Montana, FEMA prepare for COVID-19 future
5/15/2020
In the three and a half months since the first COVID-19 case was diagnosed in the U.S., the state of Montana has the second lowest number of total cases, and the lowest number of cases per capita of...
New Supplemental Program Manager, Programs Management Branch
5/20/2020
Simmerman began his career as a Civil Engineer in the Survey Section, where he completed a year and a half “intern” rotational assignment rotating through various Memphis District Offices. Andy has...
Memphis Builders: Behind the mask
4/29/2020
Walking around the Alternate Care Facility construction site, people are usually focused on what workers are doing, not so much the people themselves. And if you’re like me, you’re also very focused...
Virtual PDT reaches Contract Award milestone ahead of schedule
5/22/2020
When the COVID-19 pandemic required the Memphis District to mass telework, our Project Delivery Teams (PDT) suddenly became virtual teams. With the sudden pivot to virtual teamwork, you might expect a...

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Photos

Rat Race participants paddle down the Miller River.  Tully Lake and Birch Hill Dam performed water releases for the popular local race.  200 paddlers participated and 500 spectators watched the event.
Clean up work at the Hatheway & Patterson Superfun site in Foxborough/Mansfield, Massachusetts, December 6, 2009.  The completed project was recently taken off the EPA's National Priorities List.
Cape Cod Canal Park Ranger Elisa Carey hosts a leaf presentation for the Junior Ranger Program.
West Hill Dam Park Rangers Ron Woodall and Viola Bramel speak to a student during a local fair.  West Hill Dam Junior Rangers who visit Corps Educational Booths or attend interpretative programs at the dam receive credit towards graduation.
Siberian Husky team running in the Fun Run at Franklin Falls Dam.
Aerial View of the restoration work at Bird Island in Massachusetts.
Engineers Week 2017
The New England District Ranger Color Guard pass over the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts during the town’s Patriot’s Day  parade, April 17, 2017.
Dredging operations at the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site.
Cleanup at the Elizabeth Mine Superfund Project in November 2009.