News Stories

  • September

    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
  • 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