New England News Releases

City of New Haven seeks USACE permit for proposed work in waters of New Haven Harbor
2/27/2024
 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 City of New Haven Engineering Department for proposed work...
USACE seeks comments on proposed work in Prospect Reservoir in Prospect, Connecticut
2/27/2024
 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 South-Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority for...
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...

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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

Full Circle Moments: An Interview with Vanessa Pellegrino-Badell
2/16/2024
As a project engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vanessa Pellegrino-Badell has coordinated many construction projects, but none as close to her heart as the U.S. Air Force’s Airman Training...
Shallow water strategic placement pilot project kicks off in San Francisco Bay
1/12/2024 UPDATED
A steady stream of scows began arriving the morning of Dec. 6 just off the coast of Eden Landing, a 6,400-acre ecological reserve located along the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, depositing...
ERDC leadership, researchers celebrate National Engineer’s Week with community outreach
2/26/2024
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has its eyes on the future. In honor of National Engineer's Week, ERDC leadership and STEM professionals ventured into the community to...

Feature Stories

Butterfly Garden Improvements Made at Black Rock Lake for Public Lands Day

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District
Published Oct. 31, 2014
A Connecticut Girl Scout Troop assists Park Ranger Marissa Wright in improving the Black Rock Lake butterfly garde during the National Public Lands Day Event, Sept. 14, 2014.

A Connecticut Girl Scout Troop assists Park Ranger Marissa Wright in improving the Black Rock Lake butterfly garde during the National Public Lands Day Event, Sept. 14, 2014.

Several Girl Scouts and Park Rangers gathered at Black Rock Lake on Sept. 14, to winterize and enhance the native butterfly garden and walking path at the Black Rock Lake in Thomaston, Connecticut.

"This event creates a wonderful opportunity to work with the Girl Scouts in order to enhance and preserve our public lands and resources," said Marissa Wright, NPLD coordinator for Black Rock Lake.

Volunteers rolled up their sleeves at the site to pull weeds, deadhead plantings, and mulch the area.

"The butterfly garden and the field habitat in the area contain native plantings that provide food for butterflies, birds and other wildlife," said Wright.

The Girl Scouts do an extraordinary job each year helping the New England District to maintain the beautiful garden. Black Rock Lake team member Amy Charlton, as well as Wright, assisted the Scouts with the event.


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