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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News From Around the Corps

USACE, Newport News Set Date to Begin Deep Creek Navigation Channel Dredging
1/19/2024
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MLK Day Lunch & Learn - 24 January
1/25/2024
Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District pose with Dr. Olivier Charles, President of Bishop State Community College, center, during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lunch and learn...
ERDC’s Josefik honored for advancing emergency response
1/3/2024
Nicholas Josefik, an industrial engineer at the U.S. Army Engineer Research Development Center (ERDC), was recently recognized at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology...

Feature Stories

Westville Lake holds annual fishing derby

USACE, New England
Published Sept. 6, 2016
Park Hosts Maria and Dennis Dube, Ted Robbins, Patrick Shull, Sharon Clark, Brenda Goessling and Brian Phelps assist Park Rangers Jean Hixson and Glenna Vitello pass out safety material before the derby.

Park Hosts Maria and Dennis Dube, Ted Robbins, Patrick Shull, Sharon Clark, Brenda Goessling and Brian Phelps assist Park Rangers Jean Hixson and Glenna Vitello pass out safety material before the derby.

Participants of all ages enjoyed fishing at Westville Lake.

Participants of all ages enjoyed fishing at Westville Lake.

This little angler caught her first fish at the derby.

This little angler caught her first fish at the derby.

Local families enjoyed a beautiful morning of fishing at Westville Lake in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, June 18.  Seventy-five parents and kids enjoyed learning to fish and all about water safety.  

Held at the Westville Recreation Area Boat Ramp for the second year in a row, the event was a big success.    Participants were able to catch and release fish from the Quinebaug River with the help of the Volunteer Park Hosts and Park Rangers.   Anglers ranged from age 4 to 75. 

Each participant was greeted individually and offered a loaner pole as well as shown how to bait their lines and to cast. 

Park Rangers gave a safety briefing about specific water safety issues of fishing from shore and boats. 

The Park Rangers also asked which children knew how to swim and then talked to them about how to stay safe in the water. After the briefing, the children were given water safety flying discs, activities books and floating key bobs.  Fishing poles were borrowed from Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife for the day. Volunteer Park Hosts Maria and Dennis Dube, Ted Robbins, Patrick Shull, Sharon Clark, Brenda Goessling and Brian Phelps helped teach the younger participants to fish and served snacks and hot dogs.   Park Rangers Jean Hixson  and Glenna Vitello organized the free event.


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