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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

New England Army engineers receive new commander
7/8/2020
 Col. John A. Atilano II became the 38th commander of New England-based Army engineers during a change of command ceremony today at the district’s Concord headquarters. He assumed leadership from Col...
Hop Brook Lake and Hancock Brook Lake COVID-19 Measure Updates
6/30/2020
  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is implementing a phased reopening of the recreation area at Hop Brook Lake, Middlebury, Connecticut. Re-opening phase is in accordance with the Corps, state of...
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

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...
District park rangers want public to know recreating at Mojave River Dam is not authorized
5/24/2020 UPDATED
LOS ANGELES – As COVID19 state and local government shelter-in-place restrictions loosen, local high desert residents may be for sure heading to their favorite watering hole, known to local residents...
From Army Corps to Peace Corps and back
6/19/2020
Patricia Fontanet, a water resources planner with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, decided to put her Corps of Engineers-acquired skills to work in helping the people of La Trinidad,...
Metal Shop makings...
5/15/2020
Navigation is one of our oldest missions. We’re mandated by Congress to keep the Mississippi River open for commercial navigation by maintaining a 9-foot-deep and 300-foot-wide channel, and we do that...
USACE Jacksonville District hydraulic engineer selected for ERDC U
7/2/2020
Although Dr. Ceyda Polatel first heard about the Engineer Research and Development Center University (ERDC U) through a former U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) employee, it...

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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.