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  • December

    Willow Grove Marina celebrates 15 years as Clean Marina

    ALLONS, Tenn. (Dec. 15, 2021) – The first Clean Marina flag to fly over any marina in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and Cumberland River Basin was at Willow Grove Marina located on Dale Hollow Lake in Clay County, Tennessee.  Fifteen years later, with long-term family and staff carrying on the effort, Willow Grove Marina completed its recertification as a Clean Marina for a third cycle.
  • Army Corps Completes JBLM Airfield Runway Repairs Ahead of Schedule

    The construction of a single-span concrete arch at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Airfield, Tacoma, Washington, was completed ahead of schedule in February 2021. The reinforced concrete structure can withstand a 100-year stormflow compared to the 1950s design that could withstand a 50-year stormflow, and replaces two steel pipe culverts that began eroding and thinning out, causing major structural issues and debris blockages to the runway and the Clover Creek stream that ran beneath it.
  • Army engineers promote sustainable construction practices on Last Frontier

    Each year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District constructs projects for the military valued in the millions of dollars to support readiness, training and quality-of-life initiatives for service members in the Far North. For each of these endeavors, the agency works to meet sustainability goals by ensuring the construction practices and new facilities are as energy efficient as possible.
  • October

    Using sunshine, plastic, and pollination to help the environment

    Can plastic help birds, bees, butterflies, and bass? It can, if the plastic is part of a process called solarization, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ staff at Mosquito Creek Lake are using it to improve the entire regional watershed.
  • Army Civil Works Releases U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan

    Today, as part of President Biden’s whole-of-government approach to confronting the climate crisis, Army Civil Works released its climate adaptation and resilience plan for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to ensure its Civil Works projects and operations adapt and are increasingly resilient to climate change impacts.
  • September

    Volunteers clean up Lake Cumberland on National Public Lands Day

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2021) – More than 120 volunteers collected 276 bags of trash, 53 agricultural and car tires, old dock flotation, a metal railing with stairs, and a doghouse during a community effort to clean up Lake Cumberland on National Public Lands Day.
  • USACE Seattle District Praises Community Partners as Ballard Locks Fish Ladder Viewing Room Re-opens

    To commemorate the recent renovation of its fish ladder viewing room, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Seattle District held a ribbon cutting ceremony, Aug. 16, 2021, at Lake Washington Ship Canal and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, known locally as the ‘Ballard Locks’ or ‘Locks.’
  • USACE schedules mosquito treatments for Craney Island area Sept. 3 and Sept. 7 

    NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled two mosquito treatments for the Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area in the opening weeks of September. 
  • May

    USACE hosts FNOD Restoration Advisory Board virtual meeting June 3

    SUFFOLK, Va. — Restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot (FNOD) remain an ongoing priority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Community members can learn more about this Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) and hear the latest cleanup progress during the project’s quarterly Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) virtual meeting scheduled for 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. June 3 via Webex.
  • The Corps Environment - May 2021 issue now available

    The May 2021 edition of The Corps Environment is now available! This edition highlights protecting and preserving the environment, in support of Environmental Operating Principle #4. Content includes commentary from Col. Alicia Masson, Commander of U.S. Army Environmental Command, and highlights initiatives across the Army environmental community.

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