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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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.
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

15th Anniversary of the "Miracle on the Hudson": A Tribute to Heroism and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Critical Role
1/17/2024 UPDATED
New York City, NY- On January 15, 2024, we marked the 15th anniversary of an event that has become emblematic of extraordinary heroism and survival - the "Miracle on the Hudson." This day in 2009...
Assessing Atwood’s Spillway
2/13/2024
Engineers from USACE Huntington District had a site visit to Atwood Lake to assess any issues with the spillway and what work needs to be done to fix those issues...
Army promotes Nashville District deputy commander to lieutenant colonel
2/5/2024
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 5, 2024) – The U.S. Army promoted Nashville District’s deputy commander, Maj. Todd A. Mainwaring, to the rank of lieutenant colonel Feb. 2, 2024, with Corps of Engineers...

Feature Stories

Celebrating Earth Day Around New England

Published May 30, 2013
Cub Scouts and Leaders of of Pack 161 collect trash at Westville Lake, Southbridge, Mass., in celebration of Earth Day, April 13, 2013.

Cub Scouts and Leaders of of Pack 161 collect trash at Westville Lake, Southbridge, Mass., in celebration of Earth Day, April 13, 2013.

Glenna Vitello and grandson Jayden Thor Malinoski get ready to help out at Earth Day at East Brimfield Lake, Fiskdale, Mass.

Glenna Vitello and grandson Jayden Thor Malinoski get ready to help out at Earth Day at East Brimfield Lake, Fiskdale, Mass.

Team members at New England District projects throughout the region hosted events in celebration of Earth Day.

Local remote control flying enthusiasts from Nutmeg R/C Flyers, Inc., of Thomaston, Conn., came out to the District’s Thomaston Dam to do some cleanup work, April 6. Volunteers from the club cleared a 10’x50’ long area from debris. Volunteers also raked and planted seed to improve the area, clean up the roadways and clear trailbike trails.  About 30 volunteers and two District team members participated in the event.

East Brimfield and Westville Lake in Mass., had 59 volunteers arrive at their projects ready to go to work at their annual Trail Day event, April 13. Clean up at the Brimfield area included spreading 80 cubic yards of fine gravel, completing 2,000 feet of trail and installing six trail marker sign posts. For six Tantasqua High School students the event doubled as a carpentry class when two of their instructors assisted them in installing six posts along the Grand Trunk Trail.

In Holland, Mass., volunteers did their part during the event by installing five sign posts along the trail.  Sturbridge volunteers cleared away trail debris, cleaned up leaves, installed sign posts, planted seedlings and spread three yards of mulch.  Along the Southbridge portion of the Grand Trunk Trail, volunteers picked up litter and installed 10 sign posts.

The Brimfield Lake workers didn’t come empty handed – they brought four tractors of various sizes to help with the heavy work. The volunteers at East Brimfield and Westville saved the government nearly $4,600 in labor costs.

Celebrating Earth Day – which is officially April  22 – is a time honored tradition at New England District projects. The day which inspires people around the globe to be more environmentally friendly began in 1970 and has been celebrated worldwide ever since.


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