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Archive: May, 2012


Corps seeks trail work volunteers at Mill Creek Dam and Bennington Lake on National Trails Day on Saturday

The Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking volunteers to repair the Whitetail Trail near Mill Creek Dam and Bennington Lake on Saturday, June 2, as part the Corps’ support for National Trails Day. [Read More]
Published: May-31-12

Corps’ Mill Creek-Bennington Lake trails designated National Recreation Trail System; Celebrate June 2 National Trails Day at a Corps recreation area

More than 20 miles of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-managed trails meandering along Mill Creek’s south shoreline and around Bennington Lake were designated a National Recreation Trail System by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvis today. [Read More]
Published: May-31-12

Corps apprentice program to graduate three journeymen

Three students will graduate from the Walla Walla District’s Apprentice Program June 14 during a 10 a.m. ceremony at McNary Lock and Dam, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced today. [Read More]
Published: May-23-12

Corps reminds public to ‘Take 5 for Safety’

Memorial Day marks the beginning of the 101 days of summer and traditionally serves as the official kick-off for the summer recreation season. [Read More]
Published: May-22-12

Corps program may provide rehabilitation assistance to damaged flood risk management facilities

Sponsors of flood risk management projects within the Walla Walla District which were damaged by spring flooding events that occurred April 1 through May 18 could find some help repairing their levees and related structures from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers if they submit their request for assistance by June 29, according to Corps emergency management officials. [Read More]
Published: May-22-12

Ice Harbor Lock and Dam oil leak repairs include fish protection efforts

As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers team Ice Harbor Lock and Dam performs repairs of power transformer heat exchangers or “cooling units” that recently leaked oil into the river, the Corps is taking precautions to protect Endangered Species Act-listed fish. This effort is part of the Corps’ overall environmental stewardship efforts. [Read More]
Published: May-19-12

Corps sets June 16 Ice Harbor 50th Anniversary event schedule; Online photo album features construction photos

On Saturday, June 16, Ice Harbor Lock and Dam is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its construction with a commemoration event beginning at 10 a.m. and an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to the day’s festivities marking U.S. Army Corps of Engineers efforts to build the dam, navigation lock, powerhouse, fish ladders and recreation areas. The keynote speaker will be announced later. [Read More]
Published: May-17-12

Corps will honor new America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Annual Pass for Military; new service member benefit found at seven Walla Walla District recreation sites

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will begin accepting the America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Pass Program’s new Interagency Annual Pass for Military (Military Pass) at its more than 2,500 USACE-managed recreation areas nationwide. [Read More]
Published: May-17-12

Dworshak announces June showings of nature-themed movies

The public is invited to attend free nature-themed movie presentations at the Dworshak Dam Visitor Center theater during June, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at the dam announced today. [Read More]
Published: May-17-12

Lower Granite open for vehicle crossings on Memorial Day; Travelers should plan alternate routes across river at ‘LoMo’ and Little Goose dams

If your upcoming Memorial Day weekend plans include a road trip to visit family and friends on the opposite side of the lower Snake River, you may want to keep in mind that most U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams are closed to cross-dam public vehicle traffic on federal holidays, unless otherwise announced. [Read More]
Published: May-17-12
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