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  • December

    USACE and partners kickoff dredging and marsh restoration project in Avalon

    AVALON, N.J. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and its partners celebrated the recent start to dredging and marsh restoration efforts near Avalon, N.J. during a ceremony hosted by the borough on Dec. 11. The project began in late November and involves dredging approximately 50,000 cubic yards of sediment from shoals in the federal channel of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore degraded marsh land owned by the state.
  • June

    Dredge McFarland completes urgent dredging of Mississippi River

    The Dredge McFarland, based out of Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia, completed 62 days of urgent dredging at the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River 90 miles south of New Orleans. The McFarland, one of four Army Corps owned and operated deep-draft hopper dredges, arrived in the Gulf at the end of March and worked through the end of May. The dredge was called upon because critical shoals impacted navigation along the Mississippi River. High river stages occurred, which increased shoaling at the mouth of the river.
  • Army Corps hosts students at dam in Northeastern PA

    PROMPTON, PA (MAY 27, 2015) – High school students learned firsthand the importance of dam safety and emergency response practices during a visit to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Prompton Dam in Northeastern Pennsylvania on May 27. The students are members of the Wallenpaupack High School Emergency Responders Club. The group participated in a tour and mock tabletop exercise simulating a flood event at the dam.
  • April

    Volunteers tackle projects during Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day

    Nearly 400 volunteers descended on Blue Marsh Lake in Leesport, Pa. for the annual Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day. Volunteers worked on a variety of projects, including litter clean-up, nature trail maintenance, erosion control projects, wildlife habitat work and tree planting.
  • March

    Army Corps employee recognized for coastal work in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

    PHILADELPHIA – Monica Chasten, Operations Project Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District, received a national award on Capitol Hill for her efforts to help re-establish coastal navigation and restore degraded marsh in New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.