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  • September

    Corps parks in California celebrate National Public Lands Day

    Nearly 1,000 volunteers pitched in at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District parks across central California for the 21st annual National Public Lands Day Sept. 27.
  • Gifts and givers -- a Corps engineer in Africa

    He traveled to Tanzania, Africa, on a mission to help improve a home for orphans but returned feeling those children gave him a much greater gift – a lesson in strength, humility and kindness. The recent two-week trip to Tanzania was the second such service trip to Africa for Brian Poole, a supervisory engineer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District engineering division.
  • August

    Sacramento District archaeologist helps preserve “layer cake” of history

    Over 1,900 acres of Northern California property located between Folsom and El Dorado Hills is like “a layer cake of modern history,” according to Erin Hess, an archaeologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District Regulatory Division. “This area includes everything from remnants of placer mining, hydraulic mining, dredge mining, dairy operations, roadside inns from the 1800s all the way up to Cold War-era missile research facilities,” said Hess.
  • Practice makes perfect as Corps conducts emergency exercise at Martis Creek Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District hosted a tabletop emergency exercise for Martis Creek Dam July 30 to bring together representatives from more than a dozen federal, state and local agencies to discuss what their response would and should be during an emergency.
  • June

    Presidio upgrades critical to defense language training mission

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District manages construction on several major projects at the Presidio of Monterey in Monterey, Calif. The program incorporates the latest energy and water conservation technologies in order to operate more efficiently and in a sustainable, environmentally friendly manner. Most recently, the Corps broke ground on a new dining facility March 17, 2014, that is designed to feed up to 1300 personnel over a 90 minute period. The Corps is also constructing a new general instruction building for the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and is renovating the school’s cultural center. Both projects will be completed August 2014.
  • May

    USACE celebrates Monterey groundwater cleanup project finish

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has completed an $18 million groundwater cleanup and environmental restoration project at the former Naval Auxiliary Air Station in Monterey, about 15 years and $4.5 million ahead of schedule.
  • April

    Pine Flat Lake to host wounded veterans, families

    Offering a laidback day of free fishing, food and fun -- wounded veterans and their families are invited to take part in Take a Warrior Fishing May 3, 2014, at Pine Flat Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park near Piedra.
  • March

    Corps completes Monterey groundwater cleanup project ahead of schedule

    The Sacramento District has completed an $18 million groundwater cleanup environmental restoration project at the former Naval Auxiliary Air Station in Monterey, Calif., about 15 years and $4.5 million ahead of schedule.
  • Gilfillan helps bridge cultures of Native Americans and Army engineers

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel returning from deployments to Afghanistan bring home a richer cultural awareness – and their experience talking to village elders can improve stateside relationship building with Native American tribes, says Mark Gilfillan, Corps Sacramento District tribal liaison.
  • December

    Sacramento levee fixes: A year of progress

    Sacramento is among the most at-risk cities in America for catastrophic flooding. An aging system of dams, weirs, bypasses and levees work together to reduce flood risk for the city. But that system, just like a chain, is only as strong as its weakest link, and needs comprehensive modernization.

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