US Army Corps of Engineers
New England District

News Stories

  • February

    West Hill Dam Rangers host young and old on Animal Trek

    Several families, Scouts from Douglas, Massachusetts, advanced Junior Rangers and volunteers joined the West Hill Dam team for an animal trek held at the project site in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, Jan. 14.  The Animal Trek is one of West Hill Dam’s many interpretive programs the team holds throughout the year.Participants young and old grabbed their
  • November

    Buffumville Lake hosts pollinator event

    The Buffumville Lake team hosted a program focused on pollinators, specifically bees and butterflies, Sept. 9 at the Buffumville Lake Boat Ramp in Charlton, Massachusetts.Girl Scout Troop 30304 of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts attended the one-hour presentation, “Victory Garden for Bees!” “The girls became interested in the plight of honeybees when a
  • New England District project sites celebrate National Public Lands Day

    Three New England District recreation areas held events to celebrate environmental stewardship and volunteerism.  Buffumville Lake/Hodges Village Dam, West Hill Dam and Surry Mountain Lake all held events in honor of National Public Lands Day.The West Hill Dam team in Massachusetts had over 150 volunteers, many of them Scouts and Junior Rangers,
  • Knowledge Management: For Your Information

    Will Burgess has the formidable task of guiding the New England District’s information and business practices into the 21st Century.As the District’s Knowledge Management Officer, Burgess is responsible for streamlining the District’s entire universe of information and developing workable policies and practices, otherwise known as Knowledge
  • New England District Team inspects Woonsocket Dam

    Consistent maintenance of the New England District’s flood damage reduction projects are critical to keeping them operating smoothly.  A special team of New England District employees from Engineering, Safety and Operations performed a detailed Hydraulic Steel Structures (HSS) inspection of the four tainter gates at the Woonsocket Falls Dam in
  • October

    Joint Massport, Corps ceremony celebrates the Boston Harbor Navigation Improvement Project

    To kick of the beginning off the Boston Harbor Navigation Improvement Project, Col. William Conde, New England District Commander, and members of his staff gathered with Congressionals and members of state and local agencies, Sept. 15, for a ceremonial event in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Navigation improvements from this project will increase the
  • September

    Summer Seasonal Park Rangers Are True Assets to Our Missions

    As Park Ranger and Natural Resources Specialists in the New England District, we have many disciplines to manage.  They include our primary mission of operating and maintaining our flood control dams to our other missions such as recreation management of the parks. Environmental stewardship encompasses our environmental regulations -- in particular
  • Cape Cod Canal gets a little greener with purchase of electronic vehicles

    The Cape Cod Canal team recently became more environmentally friendly when they purchased six Polaris GEM eM1400LSV electric utility vehicles to replace the aging fleet of gas-powered John Deere Utility Gators.  “These vehicles are exclusively powered by electricity and only need to be plugged in at night to be ready for the day’s work the
  • Gleefully West Hill Dam gets down and dirty celebrating 'International Mud Day'

    There are two types of people: those who get their hands dirty and those who roll in it.In a cleared-out area of West Hill Dam’s woods, imposing pits of thick brown mud pocked the ground. The park rangers didn’t mind. In fact, they tended to the mire until families arrived to greet the slovenly earth with open arms. Some youngsters molded mud to
  • The Connecticut Outboard Association Celebrates 40 Years at West Thompson Dam

    The Connecticut Outboard Association returned to West Thompson Lake in Connecticut for its 40th season during the weekend of July 7-9.  As always, racing was nonstop all weekend – 97 boats raced on Saturday and 85 boats raced on Sunday.  Spectators numbered into the hundreds.  This event takes place every year on the weekend following the Fourth of