News Stories

  • February

    North Cove Dredging in Old Saybrook continues

    As one of the predominant small harbors at the mouth of the Connecticut River in the early 1900’s the North Cove Federal Navigation Project in Old Saybrook, Connecticut has seen its use slowly change over the years from a harbor of refuge for light commercial vessels at its inception to a fleet almost entirely comprised of small to medium sized
  • Nantasket Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project is set to begin

    A seawall at Nantasket Beach will have its center section fortified as part of the Nantasket Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction project in Hull, Massachusetts.  George R. Cairns & Sons, Inc., of Windham, New Hampshire will do the work under a $2,696,200 contract.  “The project consists of installing an approximately 2,200-linear-foot stone
  • District awards contract to continue with Elizabeth Mine cleanup

    The Elizabeth Mine in South Strafford, Vermont has transformed from a detriment to aquatic life  to an award winning environmental project. The New England District and its contractors continue to improve the site. The District awarded a $25 million Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to Nobis Engineering on Dec. 19, 2017 for
  • 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