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  • September

    Cape Cod Canal Co-Sponsors Local Water Safety Day

    The Cape Cod Canal and the U.S. Coast Guard teamed up for the 12th annual Cape Cod Canal Boating and Water Safety Day, June 24, outside the Cape Cod Canal Visitor’s Center.  “Water recreation activities are certainly fun, but unfortunately, drowning is the nation’s second leading cause of accidental deaths,” said Park Ranger Samantha Gray.  “At the
  • June

    New England District Recreation Areas Celebrate Earth Day

    The 47th annual world wide celebration of Earth Day to commemorate the beginning of the environmental movement was held at three New England District projects where volunteers worked to clean up the recreation areas and improve the environment, April 22.The Cape Cod Canal in Massachusetts, in partnership with AmeriCorps, Cape Cod, the town of
  • New England District holds day-long event in support of School To Careers' Bioengineering Symposium

    The New England District once again collaborated with the Schools to Careers Partnership to sponsor a daylong event as part of the Program’s three-day Bioengineering Symposium, April 19.“This is the second year the District has done a full site tour – last year we toured Muddy River – but this is the fourth year we have participated in the overall
  • Children explore engineering and science during annual STEM event

    There is a time of year when the New England District opens its doors to young people providing them a glimpse of what it is like to work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.  That day, Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day, took place April 21 at the Concord Park Headquarters in Concord, Massachusetts.About 29 children
  • May

    Corps of Engineers awards contract to build new Primary School on Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford

    A new primary school will be constructed at the Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Massachusetts under the terms of a $36,957,000 contract issued recently by the New England District. Work will be accomplished by J&J Contractors, Inc. of Billerica, Massachusetts. Preliminary site work is scheduled to begin in May 2017. The project will take
  • Ribbon cutting marks Phase 1 completion of Muddy River Restoration project

    The simple act of cutting a ribbon marked the completion of the first phase of a significant restoration project in Boston.Col. Christopher Barron, New England District Commander, traveled to Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts to join state and local officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Justine Mee Liff Park, part of the Phase 1
  • District Rangers, Public Discuss Master Plan for Charles River Natural Valley Storage Area

    Members of the New England District team gathered with the public, April 19, in Millis, Massachusetts to listen to comments on the Charles River Natural Valley Storage Area Master Plan.  The Master Plan will provide guidance for future management of the project.  The Master Plan was last updated in June 1984.  Approximately 41 people attended the
  • New conservation program proposed by state of Maine to protect endangered Atlantic salmon

    The Maine Department of Marine Resources is proposing to establish and sponsor a new program mitigating harmful impacts to endangered Atlantic salmon and their habitat.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services listed the Atlantic salmon population in the Gulf of Maine as endangered on Dec. 17, 2000 and further inland on June 19, 2009.  Predation,
  • April

    New England District proposing solar array at Cape Cod Canal

    A team of New England District personnel is working on a proposed project with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters and the Huntsville Engineering Support Center that would reduce the carbon footprint of the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Massachusetts and the New Bedford Hurricane Barrier in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The New England District
  • New England District’s Bridge Safety Program Monitors Nation’s Vital Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New England District’s Bridge Safety Program is a vital public service that ensures the health of bridges throughout the six-state region.The New England District has authority over 80 bridges within its inventory; 45 are open to public vehicle traffic, the most of any Corps District. John Kedzierski, District