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  • March

    Star of Life Award

    During a recent visit Fishtrap Lake Colonel Evers presented the Star of Life Award to Ranger Larry McGaughy for his actions to save the life of a man who was boating at the lake. He is the only recipient of the Star of Life Award within LRD this past year.
  • Women's History Month—WOMEN and STEM

    The US Army Corps of Engineers provides many STEM opportunities, and we would like to recognize the women in these positions.
  • Native Pollinator Garden at Sutton Lake

    Pollinators and plants are inextricably linked.  A population decline of one would result in a population decline of the other. For that reason, Sutton Lake in Sutton, WV, has formed a partnership with a local garden club to create a native pollinator garden featuring plant species native to West Virginia.
  • February

    Life Jacket Loaner Station

    A life jacket is essential gear near or around water and is used for keeping a person afloat.  The Sutton Lake Project received Sea Tow Foundation Life Jackets for the 2020 boating season and built a Life Jacket Loaner Station.  The Sutton Lake Life Jacket Loaner Station was placed at Bee Run beach area to be available to anyone needing a life jacket. 
  • January

    Sutton lake: What is Corps Boundary?

    Sutton Corps property is government owned land that was purchased by the Federal Government for lands needed for flood control, recreation, water quality, fish and wildlife supply, and water supply. Clearly identified property lines are crucial in the protection of our public lands and a clearly marked boundary also reduces the risk of having a trespass and/or encroachment.
  • October

    Congresswoman Carol Miller Update

    Colonel Jason Evers, Mike Keathley and Susan Porter provided Congresswoman Carol Miller an update to the Huntington District Civil Works and Regulatory Programs for West Virginia following the Water Street Section 14 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
  • Water Street Section 14 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Recently the Huntington District hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the completion of the
  • Chippewa Lake Amusement Park Wetlands Restoration

    ​Colonel Jason Evers, Mike Keathley, and Lee Robinette travelled to Medina, Ohio to meet with Congressman Anthony Gonzales and the Director of the Medina County Park District (MCPD), Nate Eppink to discuss wetlands restoration and algal bloom mitigation at the old Chippewa Lake Amusement Park.
  • Oregon Wildfires Temporary Housing Mission

    Jason Ritter, Randy Campbell, Mike Johnson, Steve Caldwell and Cecil Cox have deployed to support wildfire recovery efforts in Oregon supporting the Portland District. FEMA Region X approved 3 counties in Oregon for a temporary housing mission. Wildfires have displaced nearly 800 families who are eligible for federal assistance.
  • Ripley PPA Signing

    The City of Ripley, WV, celebrated the signing of a Project Partnership Agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a Section 571 Environmental Infrastructure water and wastewater project.
  • September

    Dillon Lake Water Safety

    US Army Corps of Engineer Rangers have had to be quite creative during the pandemic. Especially with teaching water safety to both young and old. We’ve been used to visiting schools, libraries, fairs, and other events every year; handing out water safety items, talking one on one about the best life jacket for their kids, and conducting water safety programs. Unfortunately, this all went south due to COVID-19. Social distancing was the main practice. I’ve seen some great ideas crop up though since April.
  • First temporary ‘Blue Roof’ a success

    “The governor happened to have a news conference and my wife said, well what about the blue roofs?” Duhon said. “She gave me the information and I got online and registered and here we are today.” The purpose of the program is to provide homeowners in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover damaged roofs until permanent repairs can be made. The deadline to sign up for the Blue Roof Program is Sept. 21. Don't wait!
  • August

    Corps of Engineers participating in virtual National Safety Stand-Down 2020

    Originally scheduled for May 4-8, the event is rescheduled for Sept. 14 -18. USACE is expanding on OSHA’s efforts to include fall prevention in the workplace to encompass all elements of the USACE mission.
  • Combined Mohawk Dam and Zoar Levee Groundbreaking

    Recently, a combined Mohawk Dam and Zoar Levee Groundbreaking Ceremony was held to mark the beginning of work on these two important projects. Congressman Gibbs joined Colonel Evers along with Mayor Scott C. Gordon, Village of Zoar and Craig W. Butler, Executive Director/Secretary Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District in celebrating the event.
  • Massillon Levee Groundbreaking

    Recently a Groundbreaking Ceremony was held to mark the beginning of the repairs to the Massillon Levee. Congressman Bob Gibbs, Ohio District 7 joined Colonel Jason Evers, Huntington District Commander; Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry, Mayor of Massillon; Bob Fonte of Stark Parks; and Ramon Mejia, Project Manager, in celebrating the Groundbreaking.
  • Building Bridges

    You don’t have to be an engineer to build bridges. Patti Williams’ 34-year career connecting park and employee needs to available resources - and sometimes unavailable resources - is a testament to that.
  • Brady Beckman Recognized at Senior Leader Conference

    Brady Beckman was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal for exhibiting superior leadership of the Regional Rivers Repair Fleet during successive record O&M years of Workload and the COVID-19 pandemic. His steady leadership has ensured the fleet continues to execute their critical mission in a safe manner. He diligently managed the execution of the FY19 Major Maintenance and Repair Schedule despite unseasonably high water during most of the repair season. He recommended and carried out needed changes to the schedule to maximize effectiveness of crews and ensured project budgets were not exceeded.
  • July

    Camp Prince Historical Marker Dedication

    The Raleigh County Historical Society unveiled a marker at Camp Prince Army Station on Friday, July 17. Camp Prince was an Engineer training and testing facility that provided testing of bridging equipment and techniques that were employed in the Korean War and training for the Army until 1957. The site was originally chosen for its unique directional flows and proximity to the Bluestone Dam. The terrain at Camp Prince is also very similar to the terrain in Korea.
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony for Phase 5 Stilling Basin of the Bluestone Dam Safety Assurance Mega-Project

    Recently the Huntington District celebrated the beginning of the Phase 5 Stilling Basin of the
  • Stream Assessment Methodologies

    Regulatory Division recently hosted Major General Whittle, Commanding General of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, for a field demonstration of various stream assessment methodologies. The assessment of aquatic resources is a critical component of the Corps' permit evaluation process and documentation of decisions.