Category: Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • October

    AmeriCorps Volunteer Team

    The Sutton Lake staff successfully acquired eight days of assistance from an AmeriCorps Volunteer Team to focus on trail building. AmeriCorps, a federal agency for community service and volunteerism missions are to unite individuals and organizations, strengthen communities, and positively impact lives.
  • Water Safety Event

    On Tuesday, October 12th, the Rangers of Summersville Lake instructed a class on water safety for over 240 5th grade students from around the local area, showing support for the Nicholas County 5th Grade Fun Run.
  • September

    National Public Lands Day

    The Burnsville Lake team came together on September 23rd and 24th to plant 45 trees in Bulltown Campground in honor of National Public Lands Day. This day was established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September. The main goal behind this day is to promote connection between people and nature, inspire environmental stewardship, and encourage use of open space for education, recreation, and health benefits.
  • Hurricane Ida Support

    Colonel Jayson Putnam, Captain Justin Adams, Jason Ritter and Kent Smith are currently supporting recovery operations in the wake of Hurricane Ida. They are a portion of a 24-person contingent from the Huntington District.
  • “Bobber’s” Birthday

    On Saturday September 4th the Friends of Burnsville Lake sponsored “Bobber’s” Birthday at Bulltown Campground. The event was filled with fun and entertainment for the whole family, kids even got to have Cupcakes with Bobber! The evening ended with live music from the band Restless!
  • Hurricane Ida Recovery Support

    Andrew Auxier, deployed to Louisiana for Hurricane Ida recovery as a Local Government Liaison, is at the site of first blue roof install in Orleans Parish.
  • Chalk the Walk Event

    Sutton Lake Rangers Ben Coulter and Rachel Lee held the 2nd Annual Chalk the Walk Event, Saturday September 4th at Bakers Run Campground.
  • August

    Pike-Levisa PPA Signing Ceremony

    The Huntington District participated in a Project Partnership Agreement Signing Ceremony for the Pike-Levisa Section 202 Project at the Pike County Fiscal Court in Pikeville, Ky. Colonel Jayson Putnam joined U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, Pike County Fiscal Court Judge Executive Ray Jones and other local and state leaders for the ceremonial signing of the agreement for flood proofing the City of Coal Run in Pike County.
  • Army Lean Six Sigma Non-Gated Project Team Award

    Congratulations to the Huntington District, which received national honors on July 29 with an Army Lean Six Sigma Non-Gated Project Team Award for the outstanding Non-Gated project: "Improve Project Delivery Data Analytics." The recognition and reward are key components of a successful Business Process Improvement (BPI) strategy. The intent is to recognize Army organizations and practitioners who demonstrate excellence in development, sustainment, and employment of BPI capabilities in support of the enterprise approach to institutional adoption.
  • July

    Hero of the Month

    Lisa Hess, Natural Resource Management Specialist at Burnsville Lake, coordinated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers involvement in a very successful Third Annual Freedom Festival at Burnsville Lake. She was involved in months of planning and a lot of hard work from the Burnsville Freedom Festival committee, the Town of Burnsville staff, the Burnsville Lake team, the Friends of Burnsville Lake members, the Burnsville Lake Volunteers, and the many dedicated members of the local community and surrounding counties.
  • USACE conducts routine exercise at Sutton Dam

    The United States Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District hosted a Tabletop Emergency Exercise for Sutton Dam with local emergency response and management officials in the surrounding area on July 8th in Braxton County, WV.
  • Cranberry Ridge/Gauley Mills Extension Waterline Dedication Ceremony

    The Town of Camden-On-Gauley hosted a dedication ceremony for the Cranberry Ridge and Gauley Mills Waterline Extension on June 22, 2021. The ceremony was attended by Mayor Lisa Cutlip, Lt. Col. Robin Scott, Deputy Commander of the USACE Huntington District, Wayne Morgan, WVIJDC Executive Director, Representing Governor Jim Justice and representatives for Congresswoman Carol Miller, Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Senator Joe Manchin. Mayor Cutlip was instrumental in obtaining support for the project to provide a safe, reliable source of drinking water to both existing and future residents.
  • June

    Sutton Rake the Lake

    Rake the Lake at Sutton Lake on Saturday, June 5, was a huge success!! We had 56 volunteers, collected over 198 pounds of litter, 6 tires were collected, 45 miles of river and stream cleaned, 4 miles of trails cleaned, and 20 acres of park cleaned.
  • May

    Bluestone Partnership Meeting

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District participated in a partnership meeting with Brayman Construction Company and leaders within the City of Hinton to review and discuss the progress of Bluestone Dam Safety Assurance Phase 5. The purpose of this meeting was to give all parties involved a chance to meet face-to-face and discuss issues or concerns they might have as the team moves forward with Phase 5.
  • Engineering and Construction Leading Change Challenge

    Colonel Evers presented awards to members of the Engineering and Construction for their accomplishments in the EC Leading Change Challenge.
  • DCG and ASA Visit Huntington District

    Jaime Pinkham, Acting, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, and Major General William (Butch) H. Graham, Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, made a visit to the USACE Huntington District in order to take informative tours of Bluestone Dam, Marmet Locks and Dam and the Marietta Repair Station.
  • LTG Spellman Visits Bluestone Dam

    LTG Scott Spellmon, 55th Chief of Engineers, visited Huntington District’s Bluestone Dam near Hinton, W. Va. to be updated on the Phase 5 Bluestone Safety Modification Project. As part of the update he was able to see firsthand the successes the district has had with safely integrating project operations with the construction project as well as the collaborative efforts of the Dam Safety Mandatory Center of Expertise in the design and construction. The lessons learned in this process have been shared across the entire enterprise.
  • April

    Bulltown Historical Association

    The BHA was founded in 2019 by a group of civil war reenactors, their families and friends, with a common goal to educate the public and promote the history of the area. In 2020, in the peak of the Corona Virus National Pandemic, they were able to join with the Burnsville Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers to form a Cooperative Association. This type of an association grants the BHA organization special privileges that allow them to operate on U.S. Army Corps of Engineer property. The BHA works hand in hand with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to preserve and enhance the Bulltown Historical Area in the community of Napier, WV, which is commonly known as Bulltown.
  • Sutton Lake Trails

    The Sutton Lake Project has many trails in the woodlands of central West Virginia.  Many of the trails are located near the Sutton Dam, and northeast in the Gerald R. Freeman campground there are additional hiking adventure trails. Before starting your hike, be sure and check out West Virginia’s native plant species in our new pollinator garden located near Sutton Dam.
  • "I Got Caught" Wearing My Life Jacket!

    Rangers will be on the look out for adults wearing their life jackets when they are in or around water. If an adult is caught wearing their life jacket, we might give them a beach towel, provided by the Corps Foundation, as a reward for wearing their life jacket!