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Announcements

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

Quonset Development Corporation seeks permit to conduct blast work in Narragansett Bay
9/8/2020
  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application from Quonset Development Corporation for proposed work in the West Quonset Channel in Narragansett Bay in North...
Maggio requests permit for native winter sugar kelp cultivation project off Greenwich Point
9/8/2020
  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application from Daniel Maggio for proposed work in waters of Western Long Island Sound off Greenwich Point in Greenwich,...
NCGMA seeks permit for New London museum project
9/1/2020
  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application from the National Coast Guard Museum Association (NCGMA) for proposed work in the Thames River off property...
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

Omaha USACE employee recognized for leading team during COVID-19
7/28/2020 UPDATED
An employee with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Omaha District and native of Chicago, was recognized for his accomplishments during the COVID-19 pandemic...
ERDC, New York State research algal bloom mitigation in Chautauqua Lake
8/26/2020
Researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and scientists from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) are collaborating with industry...
District awards environmental remediation contract to support cleanup of Front Range Air Force bases
8/13/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Omaha District awarded an $8.5 million Optimized Remediation Contract in July that focuses on a large, joint environmental clean-up effort at six Air Force bases...
Operation Blue Roof
8/31/2020
Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This is a free service to homeowners. Parties affected by Hurricane...
Lock steps: Dewatering is the first step before lock repairs can begin
8/11/2020
Did you ever wonder why it takes so long to repair a lock? Check out the dewatering process for the Ortona Lock and Dam maintenance repairs through a series of photos of the event in 2018. It's a LOT...

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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.