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Home Relocations Make Way For Coastal Restoration Project, Dunes
The New York District is relocating homes a much shorter distance at the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project.
Environmental Review Board Makes First Visit to New York
An organizational partnership comprised of federal, state, city, academia and non-governmental organizations provided the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as a whole, information to bolster its environmental missions.
New York District Welcomes 53rd Commander and District Engineer
Col. Thomas D. Asbery assumed command of the Army Corps’ New York District June 8, 2017 at a change of command ceremony held on Governors Island, New York City.
Army Corps Completes New Mission in Support of FEMA
When the New York District responds to a federally-declared disaster, it’s usually to provide emergency assistance to communities such as rebuilding public facilities such as schools, and providing temporary shelter.
U.S. Army and Army Corps Celebrate 238 Years
Army and Army Corps celebrate 238 Years.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.”
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.
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.
Winning the energy savings battle in New Jersey
Two years ago, the New Jersey Army National Guard asked the Army Corps if it could construct a solar power project so they could save energy and money as they had done for them on previous solar power projects. In May 2011 the Army Corps completed the solar project with the assistance of contractor, P & S Construction of Lowell, Mass. The project consists of a solar photovoltaic power panel array that is mounted on the roof of the Battle Lab’s 128,000 square foot facility. There are three different roof structures ranging in height from 13 feet to 25 feet above the ground.
Marsh restoration has wildlife’s ‘seal’ of approval
For the past decade, the Army corps in partnership with other agencies has restored 180-acres of marsh in Jamaica Bay, including Elders East and Elders West marsh islands and Gerritsen Creek.
Cadets reach for the Stars
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is constructing a new science center for the cadets at the academy that is maintaining the look of the historic 200-year old campus and taking their science education well into the 21st Century.
Inspiring the Next Generation
Traditionally “Take Your Child to Work Day” is a time for employees to bring their children with them to the office to see what mommy and daddy do all day. Instead of just accompanying their parents to work New York District planned an outstanding day of fun learning activities. District volunteers, representative of various divisions planned a program showcasing the many career fields within USACE.
Completion of Warrior in Transit Complex
Col John R. Boulé II, commander of the Army Corps of Engineers’ New York District attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completion and turnover of the second phase of the Warrior in Transition Unit Complex held at Fort Drum on May 14.
Balancing Economic Revitalization and a Sustainable Environment in one of the World’s Most Urbanized Estuaries
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District and its regional partners are actively committed to achieving the vision of a “World Class Harbor Estuary." This vision balances the economic revitalization of the Port of New York and New Jersey with ecosystem restoration and critical infrastructure protection.