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  • May

    Army Corps Joins Students, Partners and Celebrate Environmental Day

    Students from local area schools spent the day interacting with the Army Corps and its partnering agencies and organizations at Environmental Day held in Elizabeth, N.J. The event generated awareness and provided information about the value of the environment, long term sustainability of the planet, and its current environmental status.
  • April

    Army Corps Celebrates Environmental Day

    Students from local area schools spent the day interacting with the Army Corps and its partnering agencies and organizations at Environmental Day held in Elizabeth, N.J. The event generated awareness and provided information about the value of the environment, long term sustainability of the planet, and its current environmental status.
  • Army Corps helps support the Army Family through school construction

    In 1821 the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York established the first school on a
  • Army Corps civilian builds up Wounded Warriors with sled hockey program

    Last year, Mark McKenna, a project engineer with the Fort Drum Field Office of the U.S. Army Corps
  • March

    New York and New Jersey Harbor Deepening Project Reaches Milestone

    Navigation channels leading to the four major container terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey. The deepening of the Arthur Kill Channel is expected to be completed in 2014.
  • February

    Raising scaffolds, lifting spirits

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Afghanistan Engineer District is providing valuable engineering
  • January

    Caven Point hit hard by Sandy, supports NY/NJ Harbor and begins own recovery

    When Hurricane Sandy hit New York and New Jersey it brought incredible storm surges and severely damaged areas along the water. Facilities at New York District’s Caven Point Marine Terminal in Jersey City, N.J., were destroyed by the 5-foot plus wall of water that tore through whatever was in its path. Despite the loss of their facilities, the personnel working out of Caven Point knew they still had important missions to support the New York and New Jersey Harbor, which is a critical piece of the region’s infrastructure and economy.
  • December

    Army Corps of Engineers continues ecosystem restoration work in Soundview Park

    Thirty years ago, Elbin Mena was repairing a hole on his father's roof in Harding Park, Bronx, New
  • New York District activates Breach Contingency Plan after Sandy

    When Hurricane Sandy struck Long Island it brought destruction to coastal areas and power outages throughout the region. It also punched three breaches in barrier islands in Suffolk County, leading to the activation of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District’s Breach Contingency Plan - which had never actually been fully activated.
  • USACE getting Hurricane Sandy missions done through interagency teamwork

    "She was wandering around mounds of debris along the waterfront at Breezy Point, New York, and the
  • October

    Port’s dredged materials management method keeps economy afloat

    Summer has come and gone, but boaters are still making their way in and out of the Robbins Reef
  • Army Corps and Partners Celebrate ‘Estuary Day’

    Army Corps volunteers interact with students at the Peterstown Community Center during Estuary Day 2012 in Elizabeth, N.J.
  • Army Corps, NYC Parks, National Park Service, beginning coastal storm risk reduction work at Plumb Beach

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, working in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and the National Park Service, will manage the placement of sand along eroded portions of Plumb Beach in Brooklyn today as part of the first phase of coastal storm risk reduction work.
  • September

    Col. Paul Owen takes command of New York Engineer District

    Colonel Paul Owen assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, during a formal change of command ceremony on September 14, 2012. Colonel John R. Boulé, who commanded the district since July 2009, relinquished command during the event in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Colonel Owen graduated in 1990 from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering.
  • Army Corps Restores Marsh Islands in Jamaica Bay N.Y.

    It is estimated that approximately 1,400 acres of tidal salt marsh have been lost from the marsh islands in Jamaica Bay, New York since 1924, with the system wide rate of loss rapidly increasing in recent years. From 1994 and 1999, an estimated 220 acres of salt marsh were lost at a rate of 47 acres per year.
  • Army Divers Perform Waterfront Repairs at Corps’ New Jersey Marine Terminal

    Army Divers Perform Waterfront Repairs at Corps’ New Jersey Marine Terminal
  • Army Corps releases history booklet on area with ongoing flood risk management work

    Archaeology and understanding the past are always important parts of any U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project, whether it’s something small or it’s a project as massive as flood risk management project the Corps is undertaking in the Green Brook Sub-Basin in New Jersey. In that spirit, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a publication highlighting the history of the Bound Brook area where the flood risk reduction work is ongoing and ranges from building floodwalls, levees, gates and pump stations to raising bridges. The book is entitled “Where the Green Brook Meets the Raritan.”
  • August

    New York District launches a new website

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has launched a refreshed public website on a new, cloud-based system. The system, which is part of a Corps-wide website overhaul, is designed to improve communication with stakeholders by increasing transparency and delivering fast, accessible, relevant information to the public.
  • U. S. Army Corps of Engineers awards contract for landfill cap and cover at the former Schenectady Army Depot in Guilderland, NY

    NEW YORK – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $3.3 million contract to H2H Associates of
  • Officials Celebrate the Gerritsen Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project in Marine Park

    Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe today joined U.S. Army Corps District Commander Colonel John R. Boulé, Commissioner of the National Parks of New York Harbor Maria Burks, Natural Resources Supervisor for the New York State Department of Conservation Steve Zahn and Assembly Member Alan Maisel to celebrate the Gerritsen Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project in Brooklyn’s Marine Park. The $8.3 million project was designed to ameliorate the adverse impacts of past filling activities and to create an improved ecosystem where plants and animals can thrive, and residents can better learn about their natural surroundings.