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  • February

    The Army Corps of Engineers Identifies a Tentatively Selected Plan for the Rahway River Basin Feasibility Study

    The Rahway River is approximately 24 miles long and is a tributary of the Arthur Kill at the heart of the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary. The highly urbanized river watershed suffers from frequent flooding due to extensive development and destruction of riparian wetlands and floodplains. Floods have caused damages to houses, businesses and public infrastructure.
  • January

    Army Corps guides students at STEM Career Day

    In 2012, when Jean Lau, chief, Equal Employment Opportunity, was researching opportunities to promote women, minorities and individuals with disabilities ― one aspect of the EEO mission ― she came across a great deal of information discussing the importance of getting young people interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects, and programs benefiting students across the country. Since the Army Corps of Engineers employs many professionals in science and engineering, she thought it would be a perfect fit.
  • November

    NY District Environmental Residency teams with U.S. EPA to clean up contamination

    The New York District, headquartered in Lower Manhattan, is abuzz with activity, carrying out multiple missions at any one time (some highly visible), with nearly 350 people in Lower Manhattan office. But there’s another dimension of the District’s work that’s less visible: Contributions from staff in field offices spread across 26,500 square miles of NY, NJ, CT, MA and VT. One is the New Jersey Area Environmental Residency 30 miles south of New York City in East Brunswick, NJ, charged with remediating Superfund sites on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Construction Begins on Phase 2 of the Port Monmouth Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, Commander, Col. David A. Caldwell, along with Representative Frank Pallone (NJ-6), Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bob Martin, and Middletown Mayor, Gerard Scharfenberger, recently announced the groundbreaking for Phase 2 of the Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project in Port Monmouth, located in Middletown, N.J.
  • October

    The Army Corps New York District Celebrates the 16th Annual Estuary Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District personnel recently attended the 16th annual Estuary Day at the Peterstown Community Center in Elizabeth, N.J.
  • Team has Eagle eye on floodplain project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is working with an inter-agency team on a floodplain reclamation project in Walton, New York. This project will improve the floodplain, reduce flooding in the community and protect New York City’s drinking water.
  • September

    Army Corps' New York District Strategic Engagement Empowers Partnership

    New York District conducts Harbor Inspection with area partners and heads of agencies.
  • Messages in the sand from Hurricane Sandy

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District learned after Hurricane Sandy that beach nourishment and dunes are extremely important to reducing coastal damages after storms and hurricanes. They are taking these findings to improve future beach nourishment projects.
  • Army Corps New York Harbor Deepening Reaches Finish Line

    Army Corps and Port Authority hold ceremony for the completion of the New York and New Jersey Harbor Deepening
  • August

    Troy Lock & Dam NY Reaches 100 year Milestone

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the Troy Lock and Dam in Troy, New York. The District has operated and maintained the lock and dam for a century.
  • July

    Flood prone community bound for greatness

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District and partnering agencies completed the Bound Brook portion of the Green Brook Flood Risk Management Project. This significant development will help protect residents from experiencing the devastation of another major storm, and will drastically reduce their flood insurance and improve Bound Brook’s economy.
  • June

    Army Corps increases resiliency of Coney Island Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) held an event to celebrate the completion of a one of a kind T-groin project in Seagate, N.Y.
  • May

    USACE Drift Collection Vessel Carries on Proud Tradition of Leading Parade of Ships during Fleet Week 2016

    NEW YORK-The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Drift Collection Vessel DCV DRIFTMASTER isn’t the largest vessel compared to U.S. Navy combatants, but its mission is just as important as any warship that participated in Fleet Week’s 2016 Parade of Ships. The flotilla arriving in the New York Harbor May 25 was able to electrify onlookers along the shores of Brooklyn, Staten Island and along the promenade of the Hudson River in Manhattan due to the hard work of DCV DRIFTMASTER.
  • Army Corps conducts salvage operation to remove Derelict Barges from Flushing Bay NY

    NEW YORK –On May 23, 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) along with Rep. Joe Crowley, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Flushing Bay advocates attended a press conference at the World Fair Marina in Queens, N.Y., to announce the completion of work to remove two abandoned barges from Flushing Bay.
  • Army Corps and Partners contribute to successful Environmental Day in Elizabeth, NJ

    NEW YORK—Inclement weather didn’t keep students from over a dozen high schools in Elizabeth, N.J. from celebrating the cities’ Environmental Day last Friday, April 30, 2016. Each year students from their respective schools get together to show off their scientific percipience, learn more about their environment and celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Month.
  • April

    Army Corps makes Soldier health priority

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District recently completed the construction of two Soldier medical clinics on Fort Drum.
  • March

    Army Corps and U.S. EPA Announce Superfund project for Lower Passaic River, NJ

    New York District –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional 2 recently announced a $1.4 billion Superfund project for the cleanup of the Lower Passaic River. The event featured keynote speakers Sen. Bob Mendez, Sen. Cory Booker, Judith Enck, regional administrator, EPA, Col. David Caldwell, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District, Bob Martin, commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and other participants. Each talked about the importance of the cleanup of the lower Passaic River.
  • Army Corps meet with residents to discuss NY River Basin Flood Risk Reduction

    NEW YORK – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District in cooperation with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Westchester County, and the Village of Mamaroneck recently held a public information meeting at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Discussed was a Tentatively Selected Plan for the Mamaroneck and Sheldrake Rivers Flood Risk Management Feasibility Report.
  • Army Corps Employee receives Division-level award for service

    Bill Wright (CO-NP), a mechanical engineer in the New York District’s Construction Division for six years managing construction projects at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey and maintaining the highest performance ratings for his work, has received the Hard Hat of the Year Award from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division (NAD), recognizing exceptional performance in the construction field.
  • February

    USACE New York District keeps public water clean naturally

    When we see news stories about lead contaminated water flowing out of faucets in Flint, Michigan and