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  • Earth Day at Henderson Hall

    Apr 26, 2013

    A recycling fashion show, planting flowers and learning to take care of the earth have one thing in common this week.

  • Environmental experts teach Fairfax County students during Earth Day

    Apr 26, 2013

    Fort Belvoir's Earth Day Celebration educated young minds, Friday at Tompkins Basin Park. The event, co-hosted by the Directorate of Public Works and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, featured environmental experts teaching more than 700 students tips on how to save energy, recycle and conserve water.

  • CYSS makes family Earth Week farm visit

    Apr 25, 2013

    Almost 100 children and parents braved April showers on a Saturday morning to visit a Vicenza area organic farm in a combined Month of the Military Child and Army Earth Week event.

  • Climate Change Task Force

    Apr 25, 2013

    On October 5, 2009, President Obama signed an Executive Order directing the Task Force to develop a report with recommendations for how the Federal Government can strengthen policies and programs to better prepare the Nation to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

  • Anniston Army Depot recycling encourages employees to think blue

    Apr 25, 2013

    The depot's recycling division is looking a little blue these days and hopes to be more blue in the future. The change enables the installation's workforce to immediately identify recycling bins.

  • Going Green: Sustainable coastal North Carolina tidal marsh still thriving after 16 years

    Apr 25, 2013

    In 1996 Wilmington District biologists and engineers, with help from other North Carolina resource agencies, designed and constructed a former dredged material disposal island to offset impacts from construction of the Army Reserve Center in Morehead City, and turned it into a thriving coastal tidal marsh. Sixteen years later the marsh is a sustainable ecosystem that has exceeded the Corps' goals and expectations

  • Mitigation plantings in harsh North Texas climate challenge US Army Corps of Engineers team

    Apr 25, 2013

    Last month the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was removing Trinity River bottomland trees and brush at the foot of the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge to reduce flood risk in the city. Woody plants on the 4.7-acre parcel were ground into mulch and hauled away. At the very same time and several miles downstream, a Corps of Engineers team infused by Texas college students was doing just the opposite. They were helping upgrade habitat by planting new Texas native trees, shrubs and vines to offset the loss. This is how the mitigation process works under the National Environmental Policy Act within the Dallas Floodway Extension Project. It is part of the Corps' environmental stewardship mission.

  • Gravesite accountability mission to record, automate Army post cemeteries

    Apr 25, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO (April 25, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Installation Management Command began in April to record headstone images and review interment records at 29 Army post cemeteries worldwide.

  • Energy-saving program aims to share best practices, reduce ecological footprint

    Apr 24, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Rising host nation energy prices and a steadily growing population have resulted in a more concentrated effort by U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden energy managers to find ways to better use available resources. A new USAG Wiesbaden program is equipping units with the tools to decrease their energy use and ecological footprint, according to Maj. William McGlothlin, operations officer of USAG Wiesbaden's Directorate of Public Works. The focus of the new Green Boot program is changing the culture of units regarding energy consumption and resource management.

  • Students write book, recycle

    Apr 24, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Hainerberg Elementary School students love paper. They like crafting creative messages and enjoy recycling it after it has been used. Just ask the members of teacher Carmen Hernandez fourth-grade class and kindergarten teacher Lynn Wheeler's Recycling Club.

  • Going Green: "Landfarming" sustainably cleans soil at nation's largest Army Reserve post

    Apr 24, 2013

    At Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is using sunlight to sustainably clean contaminated soil at a former fueling site on the nation's largest U.S. Army Reserve installation.

  • Going Green: Corps builds largest induction solar wall in the country

    Apr 23, 2013

    As the sun beats down on one of the biggest buildings in the country, solar thermal collectors go to work providing enough heat for a 1.7 million square foot warehouse.

  • Illegal dumping, litter adds up to big problems for water quality

    Apr 22, 2013

    A cigarette butt carelessly tossed out a car window. A fast food bag tossed along the side of the road. An open motor oil container left in a parking lot. You've seen it and wondered why someone would do these things. You might also agree that these things are unsightly, but not everyone realizes that litter and illegal dumping add up to a big water quality problem for the Chesapeake Bay region. Trash travels.

  • Vehicle engine idling prohibited on JBM-HH

    Apr 22, 2013

    Allowing vehicles to idle on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall is against installation regulations. However, it happens - and violating the policy could cost violators money - in the form of a traffic violation.

  • Monterey military community celebrates Earth Day 2013

    Apr 22, 2013

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The U.S. Army celebrates Earth Day at approximately 200 installations, major commands and organizations in the United States and around the world, including the Presidio of Monterey. The Army's 2013 Earth Day theme is "Acknowledge the Past, Engage the Present, Chart the Future."

  • Partnerships reap rewards

    Apr 19, 2013

    A panel of judges awarded the Natural Resources Conservation large installation award to the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., for the 2012 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program. The Kentucky Army National Guard (ARNG) nomination cited partnerships and relationships as the reasons for their natural resources conservation successes.

  • Fort Hood is no stranger to winning environmental awards

    Apr 19, 2013

    Last year Fort Hood won the installation and team award at both the Secretary of Army and Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards competitions. This year it was no surprise when they captured the Sustainability award for a non-industrial installation 2012 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards competition.

  • One person makes a sustainable difference

    Apr 19, 2013

    Judges selected Ms. Dorenda Coleman, the Arizona Army National Guard (ARNG) sustainability manager, over 11 teams and one other individual nomination from across the Army in the FY 2012 Secretary of the Army Environmental Sustainability Award's team or individual category.

  • Counterfeit investigation wins TARDEC an environmental award

    Apr 19, 2013

    The Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center recently won the 2012 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition for their work in detecting and mitigating the effects of counterfeit refrigerant in Army vehicles.

  • Army announces 3 winners in DoD environmental awards competition

    Apr 19, 2013

    The Army won three categories in the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Program competition this year. Aberdeen Proving Ground took the Environmental Restoration Installation award; Dorenda Coleman, Arizona Army National Guard's sustainability manager, won the team/individual award for Sustainability; and Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center's Counterfeit Refrigerant Impact Team captured the Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition small program award.

  • Going Green: Corps of Engineers urges to call before you fill!

    Apr 19, 2013

    With construction season here, it is crucial to remind landowners to call before filling. Many landowners do not realize the importance of wetlands or that they may exist on their properties. Protecting streams, lakes and wetlands is critical due to their role in preventing flooding, improving water quality, and providing habitat for fish and wildlife, as well as the extensive recreational value they provide to the public.

  • Volunteers beautify Belvoir during clean up of watershed

    Apr 19, 2013

    Community volunteers helped improved the quality of life for man and nature during the annual Potomac Watershed Clean-up Sunday. Soldiers, students and civilians maneuvered through wooded areas, filling bags with garbage, along Belvoir's shoreline. Volunteers sacrificed personal time, removing trash from several areas on post such as Dogue Creek, Tompkins Basin Park and Accotink Bay.

  • Bat colonies roosting, flourishing thanks to artificial bark

    Apr 19, 2013

    Fort Knox has the largest known maternity colony of federally endangered Indiana bats in Kentucky and the second largest known colony in the species' range.

  • Army Earth Day Message signed by SMA, CSA, SA

    Apr 19, 2013

    Monday, April 22, the Army joins the nation in celebrating Earth Day. Army installations and organizations will continue efforts to support the Army's mission by conserving cultural and natural resources, harnessing more energy from alternative sources, promoting greater fuel and energy efficiency, and furthering Net Zero energy, water and waste efforts. By making the right choices today, our Army will remain the world 's premier military force into the future.

  • Earth Day celebrated with run, fair

    Apr 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Humphreys community gathered at MP Hill Gym April 13 to celebrate Earth Day with an Environmental Fair and Earth Day 5K Run. This year's Earth Day activities were hosted under the theme of "Acknowledge the past, Engage the Present, and Chart the Future." They were hosted by the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division, in collaboration with the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports Division.

  • Going Green: District powers debris-removal vessel with biofuel

    Apr 18, 2013

    Soybeans are helping power a debris-removal vessel operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District.

  • APG Arbor/Earth Day set April 26

    Apr 18, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Students and community members can enjoy a variety of hands-on science projects, presentations and events during Aberdeen Proving Ground's Arbor/Earth Day celebration Friday, April 26, at the APG North (Aberdeen) youth center.

  • Preserving historic legacies, artifacts wins FS/HAAF the Army's Cultural Resources Management Award

    Apr 18, 2013

    Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Air Field (FS/HAAF) won the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for cultural resources management in the installation category for fiscal year 2012.

  • Preserving history wins Bragg Secretary of the Army award

    Apr 18, 2013

    The Fort Bragg Cultural Resources Management Team recently won Army-level recognition for their work in preserving historical and archeological artifacts on the installation. They were awarded first place in the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards, in the "Cultural Resources Conservation, Team Award, Installation" category for fiscal year 2012.

  • Comprehensive management program receives recognition

    Apr 18, 2013

    Tobyhanna Army Depot recently won the 2012 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Environmental Quality at an Industrial Installation for their comprehensive environmental management program that covers air quality to groundwater and everything in between. The depot, located in Monroe County in Northeast Penn., is the largest full-service electronics maintenance facility in the Department of Defense.

  • USAG-Vicenza Italy recognized for environmental quality

    Apr 18, 2013

    Focusing squarely on the triple bottom line of sustainability - mission, community and the environment, recently gained the U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Vicenza recognition as the Fiscal Year 2012 winner of the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Environmental Quality - Overseas.

  • Partnerships, innovation equal award-winning remediation at APG

    Apr 18, 2013

    It is usually a combination of accomplishments rather than a single achievement that distinguishes an outstanding environmental restoration program. That is definitely the case with U.S. Army Garrison Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG); the 2012 winner of the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Environmental Restoration in the installation category.

  • Ancient Hawaiians lived Earth Day values

    Apr 18, 2013

    The practices of mālama `āina (care for the land) and mālama kai (care for the sea) have become very popular in Hawai`i, but they are part of a larger tradition known as Aloha `Āina -- love of the land.

  • Curbside recycling upgraded

    Apr 18, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (April 18, 2013) -- New and improved recycling bins and the ability to recycle a greater variety of materials curbside are coming soon to your neighborhood.

  • Gifts are a plenty at 'Freecycle'

    Apr 15, 2013

    Freecycle shop offers and accepts reusable items to community members for free

  • Graf celebrates the planet with Earth Day events

    Apr 15, 2013

    Earth Day events around post offer green alternatives to caring for Mother Earth.

  • Net Zero phase I realized at Bliss

    Apr 15, 2013

    Feb. 26 was a clear and chilly day at Fort Bliss. Community members gathered to mark the beginning of solar electricity collection by SolarCity on Balfour Beatty Communities housing units. They partnered with Team Bliss leaders at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the La Noria housing area here.

  • Going Green: Army Corps unveils new master plan for oyster recovery

    Apr 15, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in coordination with the State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and other key stakeholders, developed the Native Oyster Restoration Master Plan to identify large-scale, concentrated oyster restoration throughout the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

  • Cleaning for a Cause

    Apr 15, 2013

    On any given day of the week one can find runners, walkers, bicyclists and even motorcyclists zipping up and down the Pearl Harbor Bike Path in Waipahu, Hawaii. For Sgt. 1st Class John Freese, operations noncommissioned officer with the 9th Mission Support Command, the daily commute, as he bikes from Ewa Beach to Fort Shafter Flats, here, can sometimes be an adventurous one.

  • Arbor Day Tree Planting

    Apr 12, 2013

    Pyeongtaek City held an Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony April 5, which was attended by Brig. Gen. Darryl A. Williams (center), the 2nd Infantry Division deputy commanding general support, where he helped about 200 people plant trees and shrubs. Also in attendance were Oh Taek-young (second from left), Pyeongtaek vice mayor and Won Yu-chol (second from right), a city assemblyman.

  • Army completes environmental study on future force structure reductions

    Apr 12, 2013

    The Army published a Finding of No Significant Impact following completion of the Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment. The PEA analyzed the environmental impacts of two action alternatives for reducing and reorganizing the Army's active component force structure at 21 installations between now and 2020. This action is necessary to achieve the fiscal reductions directed by the Budget Control Act of 2011, consistent with the National Military Strategy and ending of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Cherry blossoms bloom on Fort McNair

    Apr 12, 2013

    Cherry trees bloom on the Fort Lesley J. McNair portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall April 9.

  • Going Green: Environmental engineer takes her work to heart

    Apr 11, 2013

    If you describe Sherry McCumber as "green," it's not because she's inexperienced, envious, or suffering the ill effects of expired yogurt.

  • Going Green: Corps prescribed fire program helps double butterfly population

    Apr 11, 2013

    The population of endangered Fender's blue butterflies has doubled at Fern Ridge Reservoir since last year, according to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers survey.

  • Warrior Brigades plant trees for Arbor Day

    Apr 11, 2013

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, joined the citizens of Dongducheon to plant 1,500 trees to celebrate Arbor Day April 5, 2013.

  • Fort McCoy Joint Land Use Study program document completed

    Apr 10, 2013

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Representatives from Fort McCoy, the surrounding townships/communities and other government agencies have completed a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) program document. The document presents a rationale and justification and provides a policy framework to support adoption and implementation of compatible development measures designed to prevent urban encroachment, safeguard the military mission and protect the public health, safety and welfare.

  • Fort McCoy Reuse-It Store friend to budget, environment

    Apr 10, 2013

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Organizations at Fort McCoy that are in need of certain items have an option that helps save money and is good for the installation's waste-management efforts. The Reuse-It Store offers free items to military, civilian, and contractor organizations on post, said David Schafer, an Environmental Protection assistant with the Directorate of Public Works (DPW). Items must be used at Fort McCoy for official, not personal, purposes, he said.

  • Army sees efficient energy use as mission critical

    Apr 10, 2013

    The Army is implementing ways to use energy more efficiently to protect Soldiers, conserve resources and enhance mission capabilities.

  • Fish behavior guides riverbank repairs

    Apr 9, 2013

    Reducing flood risk in an environmentally mindful way brought ecologists to the Coleman National Fish Hatchery in Anderson, Calif., March 25-27, 2013 to surgically implant electronic tracking devices into hundreds of live fish to study their behavior in the Sacramento River system.

  • Ancient stories delight young audience

    Apr 5, 2013

    A traditional Irish storyteller puts a fresh spin on ancient tales at Hohenfels Elementary School.

  • Red-cockaded woodpeckers relocated at Fort Jackson

    Apr 5, 2013

    Normally, fall is the appropriate time of the year for capturing and moving red-cockaded woodpeckers, or RCWs. However, circumstances sometime dictate that procedures be modified to accommodate and protect these endangered birds. Such was the case last month for the translocation of a pair of RCWs from Myrtle Beach to Fort Jackson.

  • Going Green: Restoring salmon to an urban park

    Apr 5, 2013

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Crystal Springs Creek is one of thousands of small streams flowing through the Pacific Northwest. Most provide ideal habitat for fish, but this creek has not supported fish passage for about 40 years.

  • Going Green: Corps-built homes in the LEED

    Apr 5, 2013

    On military installations throughout the nation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has built hangars, fire stations, barracks and homes in a sustainable, energy-saving way, saving taxpayer dollars and working in collaboration with other federal agencies and partners.

  • State legislature salutes Hawaii's military keiki

    Apr 5, 2013

    The Hawaii State House of Representatives approved a House Resolution recognizing Hawaii's advocates for military children, April 1, 2013, the first day of the Month of the Military Child.

  • State, Corps study: One in five Californians faces flood threat

    Apr 5, 2013

    One in five Californians lives in a flood plain and nearly everyone in California is at risk from flooding. That's the warning delivered by a new, comprehensive report on flood risk throughout the state, developed by the California Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' South Pacific Division.

  • Fun Fest, Earth Day converge

    Apr 5, 2013

    The smell of fried carnival food lingered into the crisp spring air, March 30, 2013.

  • Fort Bliss to launch military's largest renewable energy project

    Apr 5, 2013

    The largest renewable energy project in U.S. military history is slated to begin soon at Fort Bliss, Texas, a big step toward the installation's goal of generating all the energy it uses, Army Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, the installation and 1st Armored Division commander, announced April 5, 2013.

  • Water fixture replacement project yields savings

    Apr 4, 2013

    To reduce costs and achieve its objective of Net Zero water, Fort Carson has partnered with Johnson Controls under a federal Energy Savings Performance Contract to replace water fixtures in 124 facilities, which includes installing pint flush urinals, low-flow toilets, aerators for faucets and low-flow shower heads. The project began in mid January and completion is anticipated by August.

  • Hammack focuses on the Organic Industrial Base, installation resiliency

    Apr 4, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of Army Materiel Command, welcomed Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations Energy and Environment, to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., April 3, 2013.

  • Fort Hood Net Zero 2020 program

    Apr 3, 2013

    Maj. Kara Escajeda, the Environmental Science and Engineering Officer of 85th Civil Affairs Brigade, tells us about the Fort Hood Net Zero 2020 program. She also tells us how the 85th Civil Affairs Brigade is contributing to the program.

  • Volunteers sought for Adopt-a-Bed at the Dewey Short Visitor Center

    Apr 3, 2013

    The Corps of Engineers Table Rock Project Office is looking for volunteers to help maintain the unique native plant landscaping at the Dewey Short Visitor Center grounds.

  • Corps of Engineers Galveston District adjusts operations at Brazos River Floodgates, Colorado River

    Apr 2, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District in Texas, began adjusting operations at the Colorado River Locks and Brazos River Floodgates, April 1, 2013, to limit gate swings from opening on demand to opening every hour on the hour for recreational vessels only.

  • Corps of Engineers helps build 'green' military installation of future

    Apr 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is helping build a military base for the future at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., one of several U.S. Army pilot installations selected to be net zero energy and net zero waste by 2020.

  • Army energy summit at West Point focuses on operational energy and power

    Mar 31, 2013

    The U.S. Military Academy hosted the Army Energy-Informed Culture Summit with key leaders from Department of the Army G-4, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command, Training and Doctrine Command and West Point, March 27, 2013.

  • Camp Darby pitches in to speed tough pipe repair task during four day water outage

    Mar 29, 2013

    Not since the end of World War II has the city of Livorno gone without water for so long. Disruption of water service throughout the city March 12-15 was a consequence of a terrible storm that traversed the area during the night of March 11-12. Lightning struck the Azienda Servizi Ambientali, or ASA, the network control system, making it inoperable.

  • JBM-HH works with Arlington County to reduce energy usage

    Mar 29, 2013

    To better meet Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's energy needs and reduce its carbon footprint, the JBM-HH Directorate of Public Works has been working with Arlington County to share ideas and strategies about energy consumption.

  • Hummingbird monitoring season begins on post

    Mar 29, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Sierra Vista is often called the hummingbird capital of the world, but according to the non-profit organization Hummingbird Monitoring Network, or HMN, more than 25 hummingbird species are threatened or endangered.

  • Large portions of Fort Monroe returned to Virginia

    Mar 29, 2013

    The Army has transferred back to the state of Virginia the most historic areas of Fort Monroe, including Freedom's Fortress.

  • DPW seeks bird monitoring volunteers

    Mar 29, 2013

    Fort Belvoir community members can help safeguard reproducing bird species on post by monitoring bird boxes now through September. The Fort Belvoir Directorate of Public Works environmental department is searching for volunteers to monitor bluebird boxes, house wren boxes and Prothonotary warbler boxes, which the birds use to build nest and hatch eggs.

  • Well tests for fresh water at PTA

    Mar 29, 2013

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- A 6,400-foot-deep test water well is being drilled, here, in a first step to determine if the high-altitude base and its surrounding communities could be sustained by their own water supply.

  • Storm water a critical resource

    Mar 28, 2013

    Clean water is essential to human survival and a precious resource, especially in times of drought. Many residents and visitors to Fort Carson may not know a part of that resource is the water going into the storm drains in the streets and parking lots.

  • One community working together to improve the environment

    Mar 22, 2013

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 210th Fires Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, both with the 2nd Infantry Division, and the citizens of Dongducheon take part in an annual clean-up exercise sponsored by the city of Dongducheon. Soldiers of the Warrior Division are committed to working together as neighbors to make the community a better place, demonstrating Katchi Kapshida (We Go Together). This event allows U.S. Soldiers and members of the community to work together and learn about each other, while improving the environment.

  • Seeds are planted for Earth Day, Earth Month activities

    Mar 22, 2013

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be hosting numerous events for its second annual Earth Month celebration.

  • Hawaiian cultural classes are expanding

    Mar 22, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii is delighted that its popular Hawaiian cultural classes have resumed.

  • Timber harvest set to begin on EUL area

    Mar 21, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - St. John Properties (SJP) will begin clearing 41.75 acres of Aberdeen Proving Ground's Enhanced Used Leasing (EUL) area for construction later this month.

  • Step with Care

    Mar 21, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Hiking is an excellent way to explore Hawaii's vast and varying landscapes.

  • Going Green: protecting our Great Lakes from the invasive Asian carp

    Mar 21, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a member of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee and is committed to preventing these invasive fish from becoming established in the Great Lakes to include putting electricity in water, participating in extensive monitoring to locate the fish, increasing the understanding of DNA water samples and conducting an extensive study that looks at options to prevent the transfer of all aquatic nuisance species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins. Working with our partners to protect our national treasures, our Great Lakes, from aquatic nuisance species is critical.

  • Going Green: the Silvery Minnow and the Rio Grande

    Mar 21, 2013

    As signs of spring begin to show in the bosque, environmentalists, biologists and others continue their efforts to understand river flow issues along the Middle Rio Grande. River flow issues along the Middle Rio Grande impact all life in New Mexico. Of particular interest are endangered species in relation to water use and jurisdiction.

  • Completion of critical project milestone celebrated for Tamiami Trail One-Mile Bridge

    Mar 20, 2013

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Federal, state and local officials stood atop 5,280 linear feet of restoration progress as they came together to celebrate the completion of the Tamiami Trail one-mile bridge March 19 in Miami, Fla. "Today marks a critical milestone for the Tamiami Trail Modifications Project," said Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, who spoke at the ceremony alongside Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Everglades National Park Superintendent Dan Kimball, and South Florida National Parks Trust Board Chairman Neal McAliley. "But, there is still more to do. With the continued support of the Administration, the state of Florida and our partnering agencies, we will continue our work to restore this American treasure."

  • Going Green: Tapping the earth to heat, cool buildings

    Mar 19, 2013

    Through a series of recently completed geothermal projects at Fort Hamilton, New York, the garrison has reduced energy demand by 300 million BTUs per year, saving the U.S. taxpayer money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Rigid-wall camp saves money, fuel, water

    Mar 18, 2013

    When it comes to providing comfortable living spaces for deployed Soldiers while saving time, money, fuel and water, rigid walls beat canvas every time.

  • Electricity powers economic development in southern Afghanistan

    Mar 18, 2013

    Modern economic development requires energy to fuel everything from factory floors filled with machinery to a single sewing machine at a tailor's modest shop. To that end, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers implemented a transitional solution that provides consistent, predictable electricity to businesses in Kandahar province: the Kandahar Bridging Solution.

  • Invasion of the aina snatchers

    Mar 18, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Carnivorous wolf snails, Jackson's chameleons, pigs, goats, deer, fountain grass, strawberry guava, rats, slugs, devil weed, ants, coqui frogs, sheep.

  • Mililani Army JROTC cadets tackle marsh cleanup

    Mar 18, 2013

    WAIPAHU, Hawaii -- More than 33 students and Mililani High School Army JROTC cadets arrived at Pouhala Marsh, here, on an early Saturday morning to connect what they learned about invasive species, in class, with the real-world experience of removing non-native plants.

  • Cultural ties: Schofield area rich in historic Hawaiian birthing stones

    Mar 18, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Centuries before the area became a modern, major U.S. military installation, traditional Hawaiian leaders developed governance and management techniques that revolutionized Hawaii.

  • Fort Carson DPW steps up raptor protection effort

    Mar 14, 2013

    Miles of power lines crisscross Fort Carson's 137,000 acres, providing essential electricity to the garrison, but the many poles present a deadly threat to wildlife, especially raptors.

  • Army Sustainment Command donates 100 computers to local school district

    Mar 13, 2013

    With the help of the Army Sustainment Command, about 100 computers were donated to Riverdale Community Unit School District 100 from Rock Island Arsenal, March 13.

  • Headwaters reservoirs: Water management provides flood risk reduction, recreation

    Mar 12, 2013

    Regulating the Mississippi River Headwaters reservoirs takes a lot of coordination, monitoring and science, according to Brian Johnson, Mississippi River Headwaters water control engineer.

  • Going Green: Soundview Park, Bronx, New York

    Mar 12, 2013

  • Swamp rats, an 1899 act and why waters of the United States are important to you

    Mar 11, 2013

    The Fort Worth District's Regulatory Branch Web page may not be a page you have in your favorites or one that you may frequent often, but developers, consultants and the people who work in the branch use it every day to make decisions that impact just about every person in Texas.

  • Meet Brazos River Floodgates Lockmaster Robert Page

    Mar 8, 2013

    BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas - Ensuring operational readiness and compliance of the Brazos River Floodgates for nearly 2,500 commercial and recreational vessels each month is no easy task, but it's one that a handful of talented U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a dedicated lockmaster make look easy.

  • Marine veteran brings "can-do" attitude from one Corps to another Corps

    Mar 8, 2013

    Cody Hammer graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2005, but it would be seven years before the Geography major would find his way to the Fort Worth District as a Geospatial Information Systems Specialist with the Piney Woods Regional Project.

  • Scientists measure sea spray at Mount Desert Rock

    Mar 8, 2013

    Scientists from ERDC Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) and NorthWest Research Associates (NWRA) recently braved the wind and cold of the Gulf of Maine to collect data for an Office of Naval Research project on sea spray. The project, "Sea Spray Icing in the Emerging Open Waters of the Arctic Ocean," is an effort to better characterize sea spray formation in high winds and cold temperatures.

  • Demolition projects increase post recyclable resources

    Mar 7, 2013

    Construction crews are currently demolishing facilities no longer needed on post and will recycle and reuse the leftover materials for future projects, according to the Directorate of Public Works. A contracting company began razing the old buildings Feb. 1 and the projects should be complete by the end of March.

  • Douglas fir helps JBLM repair storm damage

    Mar 7, 2013

    JBLM plants the last of 249 trees to replace those damaged by January 2012 storm.

  • Commentary: How the Army Needs to Lead Transformation in the Operational Energy Campaign

    Mar 6, 2013

    As the military has become more reliant on energy resources, the Army faces an an urgent need to formulate an effective and viable path for its tactical fuel and energy future. Because our national energy requirement is increasing, developing a strategy that incorporates alternative energy sources has become a priority for the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Army.

  • Improving Fuel Distribution Effectiveness in Afghanistan

    Mar 6, 2013

    Balancing fuel consumption, capacity, and distribution velocity was essential to meeting the fuel needs of units in Regional Command Capital in Afghanistan.

  • Fort Benning holds case study for Legacy Project

    Mar 6, 2013

    When you think of historic structures on Fort Benning, more than one comes to mind: Doughboy Stadium, Ridgway Hall, the jump towers, Riverside, the cuartels. And there are many others. Fort Benning includes approximately 600 historic properties, said Susanne Perry, architectural historian with Cultural Resource Management on post. In fact, across DOD, there are more than 350,000 historic properties, she said.

  • Vicenza wins Army Environmental Quality award

    Mar 5, 2013

    The Vicenza Military Community is serious about caring for the environment: U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza was selected as the Fiscal Year 2012 Army Environmental Awards Winner in the Environmental Quality--Overseas category. Environmental programs here have been named the best overseas in the U.S. Army and are now in competition for Department of Defense honors.

  • Net Zero progress report due by end of 2013

    Mar 3, 2013

    During an overview of where the Army is headed in the evolution of its three "Net Zero" programs, the service's assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment said the department will make available by the end of the year a progress report on all three programs.