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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.

Individuals with paid camping reservations will be contacted by email and full refunds will automatically be processed by Recreation.gov with no cancellation fees. Individuals should not contact Recreation.gov to request a refund as that will lead to a cancellation fee being charged.

USACE is maintaining access to its projects by keeping day-use facilities and lake access areas open such as boat launches, picnic areas, fishing piers, and viewing areas.  These areas are, however, subject to evolving conditions related to COVID-19 and decisions may have to be made locally to close specific areas.

For more information on the current status of USACE recreation area closures, we ask that you contact the USACE lake or river project before your visit. A complete list of recreation areas is available at www.CorpsLakes.us. The public’s patience and understanding during this unprecedented time is appreciated.

 

Coronavirus Information

To keep up-to-date on the latest coronavirus information from the U.S. Department of Defense please visit https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Coronavirus/

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

Corps of Engineers updates preventative measures in place for COVID-19 at Cape Cod Canal Project
4/3/2020
Buzzards Bay, Mass. – In accordance with the most recent Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Stay-At-Home and Safe Practices Advisory, the following COVID-19 measures continue at the U.S....
Corps proposes to revise, replace statewide Maine general permit for minimal impact activities within U.S. waters
3/31/2020
CONCORD, Mass. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is proposing to replace and revise the statewide Maine General Permit, pursuant to 33 CFR 325.S(c)(l). The singular General...
Springfield Water and Sewer Commission seeks Corps permit to dredge, fill in Connecticut River for sewer project
3/27/2020
CONCORD, Mass. – Joshua Schimmel, of the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the U.S....
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

Huntsville Center contract aids Navy hospital ship supporting COVID-19 efforts
3/23/2020
The statement of work calls for a software acquisition so the ship’s medical staff can perform tele-healthcare for patients on shore....
Kissane: Every project we build has a foundation
3/16/2020
Understanding the nature of earth materials from soils and rock that are part of an excavation wall or used in embankments is pretty much imbedded in the mind of Joe Kissane, senior geologist at the...
COVID-19 and USACE Regulatory Program, 33 USC 408 Program, and FOIA Operations
3/19/2020
In response to the evolving COVID-19 public health emergency, the Los Angeles District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is implementing a plan to ensure continuity of operations. While USACE...
Memphis District to get new dry dock
3/11/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District's Ensley Engineer Yard is well on its way to acquiring a new dry dock to take the place of the current Dry Dock 1015 within the next few years. ...
Civil engineer reflects on her 18-year career at USACE Chicago District
2/21/2020
For 18 years, Natalie Mills has worked her way up from a summer co-op student to project manager (PM) at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Chicago District. And it all started with a flier....

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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.