News Stories

  • May

    New England District’s Junior Ranger Programs Teach Environmental Stewardship and Protecting Natural Resources

    When the warm weather finally reaches New England, children in the region will have a unique opportunity to get a feel for what being a Corps of Engineers Park Ranger is like.Several New England District recreation sites will host free junior ranger programs for children 6-12 in the spring/summer of 2018.  Each program is as unique as the project
  • Iorio receives high marks at MassBay Community College Career Panel

    Maryellen Iorio went back to college March 20, but it wasn’t to pick up another degree.  The New England District Project Manager participated on a career panel at MassBay Community College in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts as part of the Partnership in Education agreement the New England District has with the college.  “The experience was very
  • Former District project taken off EPA’s National Priorities List

    One of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund Sites the New England District restored has recently been taken off their National Priorities List (NPL).The Hatheway & Patterson Superfund Site, located in Mansfield and Foxborough, Massachusetts was taken off the list during an announcement March 15.  “Deleting Hatheway & Patterson from the
  • North Country Mushers Host Fun Run at Profile Falls, Franklin Falls Dam

    On March 18, 18 sled dog teams attended the annual Winter Warriors Fun Run Sled Dog Race at Profile Falls, Franklin Falls Dam in Bristol, New Hampshire. This is an annual race that started back in 2008 and on average 10-18 teams attend every year. Mushing is a sport using a sled that is powered by a team of dogs. This is a very popular sport for
  • Corps supports canoeists, rafters on Millers River with Birch Hill Dam, Tully Lake white water releases in Royalston

    Controlled releases of water by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, from Birch Hill Dam and Tully Lake Dam, both in Royalston, Massachusetts, took place on Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, 2018 to provide adequate river flows for recreational canoeing, kayaking and rafting on the Millers River.The Corps of Engineers provided
  • April

    Keeping employees safe: District utilizes AtHoc system for emergency notifications

    On Monday, January 11, the federal government’s annual spending bill had not yet passed. Millions of federal employees were furloughed and didn’t know if they would work the next day, the day after, or during the weeks ahead.Crises complicate the lives of federal workers and the Americans who depend  on them. Fortunately, the New England District’s
  • Housatonic River dredging finished early

    The New England District team and its contractor, Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Company, LLC of Quincy, Massachusetts, completed dredging a portion of the Housatonic River Federal Channel in Connecticut two months ahead of schedule.  The project, originally estimated to cost $9.3 million, came in under budget.  The state of Connecticut is
  • Regional High School science students return to Hodges Village

    For the second winter in a row, science students from Shepherd Hill Regional High School of Dudley, Massachusetts, worked with Park Ranger Nicole Giles to improve Wood Duck habitat at Hodges Village Dam, Feb. 22. The boxes were made in the summer of 2017 by Hodges Village volunteer park hosts. Historically, a small wetland called Stumpy Pond has
  • Travel lane restrictions scheduled for Sagamore Bridge

    Replacement of damaged roadway joints on the Sagamore Bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Massachusetts, is scheduled to start April 2 and continue through May 25, according to New England District officials. During the scheduled times for work, travel over the Sagamore Bridge will be reduced from two lanes in each direction to one wider
  • Dredging anticipated to start in spring 2018: District awards contract to conduct Boston Harbor improvement dredging

    Improvement dredging of portions of the Boston Harbor Federal Navigation Project Main Ship Channel in Boston, Massachusetts  will be conducted under the terms of a $122,223,000 contract issued recently by the New England District.Work will be accomplished by Cashman/Dutra, Joint Venture of Quincy, Mass. The contract was awarded on Feb. 15, 2017.