US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

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  • October

    Biden, congressional members tour Delaware River Deepening Project

    PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 16, 2014) – Vice President Joe Biden visited Penn's Landing to tour ongoing Delaware River Main Channel Deepening operations and discuss the importance of dredging and maritime commerce to the economy. Biden was joined by Sen. Bob Casey and Reps. Bob Brady and Chaka Fattah from Pennsylvania, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District Commander Lt. Col. Michael Bliss, state and local officials and port and industry representatives.
  • August

    Army Corps partners with state, local, non-profits on dredging and marsh restoration demo project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has partnered with state, local, and
  • Camden students learn about environmental cleanup during visit with Army Corps

    VINELAND, N.J. – Eleven high school students from Camden County, N.J. learned about environmental
  • July

    LTC Michael Bliss assumes command of the USACE Philadelphia District

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District ushered in a new era of leadership as Lt. Col. Michael A. Bliss assumed command from Lt. Col. John C. Becking during a July 1 ceremony in the Wanamaker Building's Crystal Tea Room. Bliss is the 58th commander in the District's history.
  • April

    Army Corps and City of Philadelphia celebrate ecosystem restoration

    PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and the Philadelphia Water Department celebrated the completion of a first-of-its-kind ecosystem restoration project during an April 25 ribbon cutting and site tour event at Morris Park in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia.
  • Chief of Engineers visits Philadelphia District

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General and the Chief of Engineers, toured the Philadelphia District and met with leadership, staff, student interns, and the crew of the Dredge McFarland during an April 22-23 visit.
  • Army Corps dredges Barnegat Inlet

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted dredging operations at Barnegat Inlet in New Jersey earlier this month. The work involved removing 60,000 cubic yards of sand and material from the federal channel prior to the summer boating season. The Dredge MURDEN, owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Wilmington District, conducted work in the inlet.
  • Marine Design Center helps provide vessels for missions

    When thinking about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ work, what may most readily come to mind is massive flood control projects, environmental restoration and shoreline protection. In some areas, inland waterway navigation and harbor dredging for deep-draft ships is prevalent. However, along with the Corps’ roles in port and waterway navigation comes the need for a fleet of ships – vessels that can conduct surveys, move equipment and, on occasion, dredge material to deepen a channel. The fleet numbers in the thousands, but where do Corps districts get help in finding this specialized equipment? The answer lies in a small suite of offices, located in Philadelphia District, known as the MDC…the Marine Design Center.