Tag: environment
  • Banner year for Formerly Used Defense Sites Program

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It has been a banner year for the Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) program. The program, which restores environmental conditions at sites formerly used by the Department of Defense to build and defend our Nation, successfully obligated 100 percent of its authorized $243.1 million budget and met all major milestones for fiscal year 2017, advancing cleanup efforts across the country.
  • Pittsburgh District to host Ohio River Basin Inspection Tour

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District announced, today, it will host the Ohio River Basin Inspection Tour, Oct. 17-19.
  • Big Cliff Reservoir levels to decrease for sediment sampling

    Water levels at Big Cliff Reservoir will be lower Oct. 13-27 to allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct sediment sampling. The Corps is collecting the sediment samples as part of a Remedial Investigation to determine the nature and extent of any contaminants in the immediate area. Corps employees discovered construction debris during an emergency reservoir drawdown in 2009 and have conducted several smaller sampling events since that time.
  • Corps reservoirs benefit Willamette Valley swallows

    An unladen purple martin swallow can reach the air-speed velocity of about 24 miles per hour, which may be important information if you’re trying to cross the ‘Bridge of Death’ as you search for the Holy Grail. It’s also probably impossible for that 1.7-ounce bird to carry a 1.2-kilogram coconut, even if he gripped it by the husk (we are checking with the engineering department though).
  • Planning launches for maintaining reliable Columbia River navigation channel

    Planning begins on an environmental impact statement and maintenance plan to ensure the Lower Columbia River Federal Navigation Channel is maintained and operational for another 20 years.
  • Corps hosts Sept. 13 Public Scoping Meeting in Coos Bay

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting an open house-style public scoping meeting about the environmental review of the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay’s proposed modifications to the Federal Navigation Channel.
  • Free camping for tree planting

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites volunteers to celebrate National Public Lands Day by planting trees and shrubs at Schwarz Campground below Dorena Dam, Saturday, Sept. 30. The event supports the nation’s largest single-day volunteer restoration effort for America’s public lands. Scouts, youth groups, civic clubs, families and individuals are encouraged to participate in the event.
  • Environmental Scoping Opens Through Oct. 3, 2017 for Port of Coos Bay’s Proposed Channel Modification

    PORTLAND, Ore. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is opening a public scoping phase in the preparation of a comprehensive environmental impact statement to evaluate the effects of the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay’s proposed modifications to the Federal Navigation Channel.
  • Dispose trash properly when visiting Corps lakes

    Visitors at Corps lakes go boating, fishing, swimming or maybe just relax on the shoreline. All these activities are perfectly fine until one particular thing happens - littering. When this disgraceful activity happens then the good time turns into "trash pickup time."
  • Float trip conveys canoers, concerns on Corps-altered river

    After the alterations, the Long Tom River was straighter, deeper, wider and, combined with an upstream dam, reduced flood risks to the downstream communities. In the years that followed, the Corps managed the river by balancing flood risk and environmental stewardship with less and less funding for maintenance.