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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.