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  • 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.
  • July

    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.