News Stories

  • November

    West Thompson Lake celebrates 50 years with ceremony, displays and tours

    Fifty years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, completed the West Thompson Lake Dam to keep the citizens of Connecticut safe from devastating floods.  On Oct. 3, residents traveled to the project to commemorate its construction and to celebrate the faithful service it has provided.Project Manager Ed Greenough served as
  • Northfield Brook Lake Dam holds 50th Anniversary celebration

    It was fitting that it rained at Northfield Brook in Thomaston, Connecticut during the flood damage reduction project’s 50th anniversary celebration on Oct. 3.  Fitting because rain is the reason why this project came to be built.“This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Great Flood of 1955,” said Project Manager Vincent Gualtieri during the
  • New England District, volunteers celebrate National Public Lands Day

    Several New England District recreation sites held celebrations of volunteerism with National Public Lands Day events in September.The dams at West Hill, Buffumville Lake, Hodges Village and Black Rock all held celebrations. “National Public Lands Day is an event that is held annually in September,” said Steven Stockton, P.E., Director of Civil
  • West Hill Dam hosts Butterfly Story Walk

    Butterflies are fascinating to adults and children alike.  Their fluttering wings bring giggles from children and smiles from adults.  West Hill Dam, in conjunction with the Building Bridges Community Outreach for Early Education Program and the Uxbridge Police Department Interagency Office, held a Monarch Story Walk Sept. 13 at the dam.About 10
  • Cape Cod Canal personnel hire goats to 'dine' on invasive plants at the Railroad Bridge

    When people visit the Cape Cod Canal they expect to see some pretty amazing things – the occasional whale or seal passing through the water, birds, squirrels and so on. Goats are typically not on that list; however, a small herd of goats were seen at the Canal in September snacking on the vegetation on the south side of the Railroad Bridge at the
  • September

    Corps conducts environmental assessment of operations, maintenance at Fox Point Hurricane Barrier in Providence

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has completed a draft Environmental Assessment and draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the continued operations and maintenance activities at the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier in Providence, Rhode Island.The Environmental Assessment (EA) identifies, documents and evaluates the
  • Sand castle contest a hit at West Hill Dam

    Nothing says summer like a good old fashioned sand castle contest.  West Hill Dam, partnering with the Friends of Beginning Bridges of Northbridge and Uxbridge, hosted such an event at the recreational site’s beach area August 12.Nearly 90 people from very small children to bigger kids 12 and over participated in the event.  There were no age
  • District hosts Broad Meadows presentation for public

    At the request of the Quincy, Massachusetts Park and Recreation Department, Larry Oliver, Chief, Evaluation Branch, Engineering/Planning, hosted a site tour and presentation about the Broad Meadows Salt Marsh Restoration Project and Salt Marsh Restoration, Aug. 24.  The presentation was part of the city’s monthly Environmental Treasures
  • Public Hearings held in Connecticut and New York on Long Island Sound Dredged Material Management Plan

    The New England District released for public review and comment the Long Island Sound Draft Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) and Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) on Monday, Aug.17.   The public comment period will run through Oct. 16.  The New England District conducted public hearings Aug. 24-27 and Sept. 16-17.  The
  • July

    New fish ladders to help improve fish populations at Ten Mile River Restoration Project celebrated

    For the first time in over a century, fish living in the Ten  Mile River can swim to their spawning grounds unassisted.Col. Christopher Barron, New England District Commander, joined Congressionals, Senators and other partners in cutting the ribbon on the Ten Mile River Ecosystem Restoration Project, June 19.  The ceremony took place in Rumford,