Archive: 2013
  • December

    Ruth Johnson shares noteworthy yet normal story at National Disability Awareness Month luncheon

    Walla Walla District purchasing agent Ruth Johnson was keynote speaker at the District’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month luncheon on Oct. 24. The theme was “Because we are EQUAL to the task.”
  • July

    Corps holds multi-agency oil spill training exercise at Lower Granite Lock and Dam June 26

    As part of its environmental stewardship efforts, the Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expanded its 2013 annual oil spill training exercise at Lower Granite Lock and Dam on the lower Snake River. Several county agencies adjacent to the Lower Granite pool participated in this exercise in the first such collaborative training effort. Training with other agencies enhances each agency’s readiness.
  • June

    Sustainability - Hydroelectric power is clean, reliable, efficient, flexible and renewable

    Hydroelectric power is clean, reliable, efficient, flexible, renewable and sustainable. The Corps is the Nation’s largest producer of hydropower, and one of the largest in the world.
  • All American Al

    While most people are still sleeping at 3:30 a.m., Alford Orman, 79, is waving goodbye to his wife
  • Mill Creek team opens new, sustainable building

    Rainy weather couldn’t stop Mill Creek Dam and Bennington Lake’s grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony April 19 to celebrate the completion of their new office building, the Walla Walla District’s first civil works construction project built to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) sustainable-building standards.
  • May

    Life jacket loaner stations can save lives, if used

    Public safety is something the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) takes very seriously. From the project level up to headquarters, the Corps is constantly thinking of ways to better provide a friendly and safe experience for our visitors. The success of these innovative public safety campaigns and strategies can be seen in the reduction in fatalities on Corps projects in the past 40 years but, unfortunately, the number of fatalities has leveled off to an average of 164 per year for the past 14 years.
  • April

    Start the spring season right with a boat safety check

    You can outfit your boat with the required safety equipment and know how to use it.
  • March

    District, LDP marching toward a more sustainable future

    Members of Walla Walla’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) are helping the District march toward a more sustainable future.