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WASHINGTON (September 1, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it will continue its support of President Obama’s initiative, the Every Kid in a Park pass program, which officially begins its second year today. Launched last year, the initiative gives fourth grade students and their families free access to federal lands and waters as well as some state parks for a full school year.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers launches second year of Every Kid in a Park program
WASHINGTON (September 1, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it will continue its support of President Obama’s initiative, the Every Kid in a Park pass program, which officially begins its second year today. Launched last year, the initiative gives fourth grade students and their families free access to federal lands and waters as well as some state parks for a full school year.
IN THIS ISSUE: 
Baltimore District completes high probability operations at Spring Valley
neighborhood site;
U.S., Canada celebrate Migratory Bird Treaty milestone;
CPCX assists with stakeholder engagement, collaboration, positive public
participation;
ERDC demonstrates new equipment to protect sea turtles during dredging
operations;
Second wind turbine brings Utah depot closer to Net Zero energy;
Reducing office paper involves changing old habits, takes time;
When certifiable is a good thing: LEED in the Far East District;
Team assists Liberia with hydropower plant rehabilitation;
Taking out the trash: Improved reporting increases waste diversion across
Army Reserve;
New Fort Knox elementary filled with innovative green learning opportunities
for students;
New England District restores environmentally degraded pond; and much more.
The July 2016 issue of The Corps Environment
IN THIS ISSUE: Baltimore District completes high probability operations at Spring Valley neighborhood site; U.S., Canada celebrate Migratory Bird Treaty milestone; CPCX assists with stakeholder engagement, collaboration, positive public participation; ERDC demonstrates new equipment to protect sea turtles during dredging operations; Second wind turbine brings Utah depot closer to Net Zero energy; Reducing office paper involves changing old habits, takes time; When certifiable is a good thing: LEED in the Far East District; Team assists Liberia with hydropower plant rehabilitation; Taking out the trash: Improved reporting increases waste diversion across Army Reserve; New Fort Knox elementary filled with innovative green learning opportunities for students; New England District restores environmentally degraded pond; and much more.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently announced a new national adult water safety campaign. The campaign, titled “Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns,” is targeted towards adult males.

In the past 10 years, 88 percent of all USACE water-related fatalities were men and 68 percent were between the ages of 20 and 60. Also, 84 percent of those killed in water-related accidents were not wearing life jackets and 27 percent of boating fatalities were from falls overboard. In addition to boating falls, the activity that caused the most water-related fatalities was swimming in undesignated areas, according to data reported by the USACE National Operations Center (NOC) for Water Safety.
USACE Announces New National Water Safety Campaign
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently announced a new national adult water safety campaign. The campaign, titled “Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns,” is targeted towards adult males.

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