• Army Corps to host flood proofing workshops in Ambler

    PHILADELPHIA (June 5, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting two public workshops on the use of nonstructural measures for reducing flood risk to residential, commercial and public property. The meetings will be held on June 22 and June 24 at the Daniel Dowling Legion Post in Ambler, PA.
  • President's Fiscal 2018 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released

    The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) includes $5.002 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). "The fiscal 2018 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the administration's priorities to support and improve the nation's economy and infrastructure, and to protect the American people," said Mr. Doug Lamont, senior official performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "This Budget supports the core mission areas of coastal and inland navigation, reducing flood risks from riverine flooding and along our coasts, and restoring aquatic ecosystems.”
  • Play it safe while enjoying America's waterways

    Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that you wear them.
  • Army Corps announces National Safe Boating Week May 20-26, 2017

    BLUE MARSH LAKE — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at Blue Marsh Lake would like to remind all of the importance of wearing a life jacket while boating. Accidents on the water can happen much too fast to reach and put on a stowed life jacket. Drowning is the reported cause of death in three-fourths of all boating fatalities while 85 percent of drowning victims in recreational boating accidents were not wearing a life jacket.
  • Army Corps hosts successful Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day

    Blue Marsh Lake held its 36th annual “Take Pride in Blue Marsh” volunteer work day on April 29, 2017. More than 350 volunteers assisted with picking up ten cubic yards of litter, planted over 5000 seedlings, replaced two bridges on the trail, rehabilitated the visitor center garden into a pollinator display garden, completed five separate trail projects, built ten new tables, painted twenty five picnic tables, spread mulch in numerous gardens and play pits, landscaped the bathhouse and fee booth areas, general spring time cleanup of the park areas and other activities.
  • Northern Area Engineer retires after 41-year career

    BELTZVILLE (April 29, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District is bidding farewell to George Sauls, the Northern Area Engineer who retired after serving for more than 40 years. He was closely involved with numerous civil works projects and mentored many employees throughout his career.
  • Army Corps to reopen Delaware City Bridge

    DELAWARE CITY, DE (April 26, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced that it anticipates reopening the Delaware City Bridge (5th street/Rte. 9) on Friday, April 28 2017 barring any weather delays. Additional work in the surrounding area will continue after April 28, but will not impact vehicular traffic.
  • Army Corps, Pennsylvania officials meet for first-ever collaboration workshop

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held its first-ever regional collaboration meeting with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Tuesday at the Rachel Carson Building, aimed at increasing awareness of interagency capabilities and strengthening partnerships.
  • Army Corps to host annual Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day

    Blue Marsh Lake will be holding its 36th annual “Take Pride in Blue Marsh” volunteer work program on April 29, 2017. Various projects for the day include: litter pickup, seedling planting, trail work, wildlife habitat improvement, table painting, trail improvements, landscaping and other projects. Friends, family and organizations are invited to join the project staff for a day in the great outdoors.
  • Army Corps of Engineers to dredge section of Upper Chesapeake Bay

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District will begin maintenance dredging of a section of the Upper Chesapeake Bay in late February of 2017 and is expected to be completed by the end of March 2017. The project area extends from the Sassafras River to Fairlee Creek. Dredged material will be placed at the Poplar Island dredged material containment facility.