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  • October

    Blue Marsh Lake named 'best' in Army Corps

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District’s own Blue Marsh Lake has been named the top recreational area in USACE by Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick.
  • July

    USACE and partners hold stream restoration workshop in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Philadelphia Water Department to host a stream restoration workshop July 22-24.
  • September

    Division commander visits Philadelphia District

    Col. Kent Savre, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division, met with regional stakeholders and held a town hall meeting during a visit to the Philadelphia District Sept 10-12.
  • August

    USACE celebrates Prompton Dam project

    WAYNE COUNTY, PA -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District celebrated improvements at Prompton Dam with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of a recently completed project Aug. 22. Jo-Ellen Darcy, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, attended the event and said the project will benefit local communities.
  • June

    Get Outdoors Day makes a splash at Blue Marsh Lake

    More than 1000 people celebrated the great outdoors at Blue Marsh Lake on June 9 with kayaking, hiking, fishing and various outdoor and water safety activities. 'Get Outdoors Day,' hosted by the Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District, included a visit from Jo-Ellen Darcy, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and featured exhibits and demonstrations from 43 organizations from the region.
  • April

    Philadelphia fish passage proving successful

    Four years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District completed construction on a rebuilt fish ladder at the Fairmount Dam in Philadelphia. The project was designed to help migratory fish travel further up the Schuylkill River to spawn. Today, the project has proven to be an overwhelming success.
  • January

    Army Corps, partners, celebrate Cape May project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its state, federal and local partners marked the completion of a more than $9 million beach replenishment project Wednesday with a ceremony at the Coast Guard base here.
  • Army Corps dredge rescues boater

    Crew members of the Dredge McFarland rescued a boater who had reportedly been floating in 48 degree water for nearly three hours and was only minutes away from being carried out of the harbor and into the open ocean when the McFarland crew spotted him and plucked him out of the channel.