New England News Releases

USACE hosts open house August 1 in Oxford, Mass., for Hodges Village Dam Master Plan revision
7/5/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District will host an open house August 1, 2024, in Oxford, Mass., to kick off a process to revise the 1976 Hodges Village Dam Master Plan for the Hodges...
USACE hosts open house July 31 in Monson, Mass., for Conant Brook Dam Master Plan revision
7/5/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District will host an open house July 31, 2024, in Monson, Mass., to kick off a process to revise the 1998 Conant Brook Dam Master Plan for the Conant...
USACE hosts open house July 30 in Uxbridge, Mass., for West Hill Dam Master Plan revision
7/5/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District will host an open house July 30, 2024, in Uxbridge, Mass., to kick off a process to revise the 2011 West Hill Dam Master Plan for the West Hill...

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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

Mission-Driven Legal Excellence: Aimee Rippeon’s Journey as Twice the Citizen with TAM and the Army Reserve
7/19/2024 UPDATED
Aimee Rippeon, an Assistant Counsel in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM), plays a critical role in ensuring legally sound decisions. Since joining TAM in 2016...
From battlegrounds to playgrounds, Army Reserve Soldiers flex engineering muscles thanks to WRDA
6/21/2024 UPDATED
A new authorization in the Water Resources Development Act of 2022 grants permission to U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers to work on projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of their official...
Want to work with us? Here's how
6/27/2024
Applying for a government job can seem intimidating. Follow Buffalo District’s Talent Management Specialist Laura Azzarella as she unpacks what we do at the corps and how to navigate the federal...

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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