Author: Lee Roberts
  • Sweet partnership with McDonalds treats kids who play it safe

    DEFEATED, Tenn. (July 14, 2015) – When park rangers witness young people practicing good safety at Cordell Hull Lake this summer, they might just reward them for their efforts thanks to a sweet partnership with McDonalds.
  • Officer lauded for major contributions at Oak Ridge site preparation project

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 14, 2015) – The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District lauded the project officer who managed the team that recently completed a site readiness construction project at Oak Ridge, Tenn., and coordinated with federal partners at the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Corps invites public to hike rediscovered segment of Trail of Tears

    SMYRNA, Tenn. (May 13, 2015) – The forced removal of Cherokee Indians east of the Mississippi River in 1838 to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma is described by the Cherokee Nation today as the “trail where they cried.” A rediscovered segment of the Trail of Tears near the East Fork Recreation Area is providing new insight into what they experienced during the journey across Tennessee.
  • Corps touts environmental stewardship at Nashville Earth Day Festival

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 18, 2015) – Touting environmental stewardship, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District educated the public today about clean power, sustainability, restoration, water quality and water management at the Nashville Earth Day Festival in Centennial Park.
  • Nashville District plots to improve processes with geospatial data

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 14, 2015) – A group of park rangers, regulators and engineering technicians took a class April 6-10 to learn the basics of collecting and analyzing geospatial data for natural resource management and the protection of the nation’s waterways.
  • Vacationers invited to go camping in the Cumberland River basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 2, 2015) – Vacationers are invited to go camping this recreation season at one of 25 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District campgrounds conveniently located at eight lakes within the Cumberland River basin.
  • Nashville District salutes Vietnam War vets who served with honor

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 25, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District held its semiannual retiree luncheon today, but it wasn’t an ordinary get together. The group decided instead to salute employees, retirees and their family members who served with honor during the Vietnam War.
  • Corps completes its Oak Ridge site preparation work

    OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (March 13, 2015) – Officials dedicated the completion of the site readiness construction project at the New Hope Center today, which is the first major milestone toward building a new Uranium Processing Facility at the U.S. Department of Energy Y-12 National Security Complex.
  • Employees overcome winter storms to keep river projects operating

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 12, 2015) – Snow and ice blanketed the Cumberland and Tennessee River basins twice over the past month, which severely hampered travel in rural areas. Despite winter’s effect on transportation, it did not prevent a handful of very dedicated Corps of Engineers employees from going above and beyond to keep hydropower plants operating and navigation locks open for the movement of commerce.
  • Librarian shares digital resource with federal retirees

    HERMITAGE, Tenn. (March 3, 2015) – Driving to the library, using card catalogs, wandering aisles and exploring shelves are unnecessary tasks if searching for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers resources. That’s why the Nashville District Librarian highlighted valuable features of the USACE Digital Library with a group of federal retirees today at Hermitage United Methodist Church.