New England News Releases

Town of Temple seeks permit for proposed work in Henry Mitchell Brook off Mitchell Brook Road in Maine
2/15/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from the Town of Temple for proposed work in Henry Mitchell Brook...
USACE seeks comments on proposed work in wetlands and waterways off Route 78 in Swanton, Vermont
2/8/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from Vermont Agency of Transportation in Barre, Vermont, for...
USACE seeks comments on proposed work in freshwater wetlands, tributaries in Rumford, Maine
12/28/2023
 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from Twin Energy LLC in Cohasset, Massachusetts, for proposed work...

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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

ERDC supports integration of robotic and autonomous technologies
1/18/2024
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Corps holds Damen Silos Section 106 Public Meeting
2/2/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facilitated a meeting on Thursday February 1st, 2024 to gather public comments for consideration as they move through the Section 106 permitting process regarding the...
USACE continues the Hawaii Wildfires Recovery Mission
1/12/2024
More than five months after the August 8 wildfires in Hawaii ravaged large portions of Maui including Lahaina, the former capital of the Hawaiian Empire, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues...

Feature Stories

West Hill Dam holds graduation ceremony for 2018 Junior Ranger Program

USACE, New England District
Published Oct. 3, 2018
Some of the graduates of the 2018 Junior Ranger Program pose for a picture during the ceremony.

Some of the graduates of the 2018 Junior Ranger Program pose for a picture during the ceremony.

Team members at West Hill Dam in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, held a graduation ceremony for 29 Junior Rangers and six Junior Rangers Level 2, July 27 at the Dam. During the ceremony, graduates made presentations and then took questions at the end of their presentations. 

The West Hill Dam Junior Ranger Program, headed by Park Ranger Viola Bramel, is an annual event at the dam. 

Bramel often enlists other Park Rangers as well as Junior Ranger Program graduates to assist her.  This year she had a Gold Eagle Award Advanced Junior Ranger and two high school volunteers help her.  According to Bramel, the youngsters made an exceptional team and were instrumental in making this year’s program a huge success.  

The West Hill Dam Junior Ranger Program is only one of many activities held during the summer months. Other activities for young and old included Lewis and Clark Campfires, a Fishing Day and trail walks. 


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