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Army Corps announces changes to recreation area campground closures

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District will close recreation area campgrounds earlier than originally planned due to the current lack of an appropriations bill. Since the government shutdown started, the District has been routinely monitoring fiscal year 2013 funds in order to minimize the public’s impact and adhere to their normal closing date schedule. However, with those funds uncertain past October 31, two timelines have been adjusted in order to winterize facilities. [Read More]
Published: Oct-10-13

Area Army Corps parks extend temporary openings during shutdown

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has extended the date of how long their owned and operated lakes can temporarily remain open to October 14. This is an extension from the original projected date of October 7. This means that their projects throughout the Susquehanna and Potomac River Basins can continue full operations for another week despite a lapse in federal funding. Corps-operated campgrounds and day-use areas will remain open during this time and all reservations will be honored. [Read More]
Published: Oct-03-13

Raystown Lake announces access roads openings, hunting stand rules

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake will open select access roads to accommodate various upcoming hunting seasons. Unannounced closures of gated roads are possible due to weather, road conditions or special activities such as logging operations. [Read More]
Published: Oct-02-13

Army Corps’ schedules maintenance drawdown at Raystown Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake plans to conduct a drawdown of Raystown Lake beginning October 15 for scheduled maintenance repairs. The actual start and end dates of the drawdown could change pending weather and lake conditions. [Read More]
Published: Oct-02-13

Corps to restart D.C. levee upgrade project at 17th Street

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District is pleased to announce that today Colonial Surety Company has reached an agreement with Akima Construction Services, LLC to complete the construction of the levee closure structure at 17th Street, part of the Washington, D.C. Local Flood Protection Project. [Read More]
Published: Oct-01-13

Area Army Corps parks to remain open temporarily during shutdown

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, which oversees the operations of numerous recreation areas throughout the Susquehanna and Potomac River Basins, will temporarily continue full operations despite a lapse in federal funding. This means Corps operated campgrounds and day use areas will remain open and all reservations will be honored. Moreover, parks with leased areas and/or concessionaires can remain open as well. [Read More]
Published: Oct-01-13

Corps of Engineers celebrates National Public Lands Day, creates habitat

The Baltimore District at Jennings Randolph Lake will host their 20th Annual National Public Lands Day event, Sept. 28. The staff with local Boy Scouts of America and the Friends of Jennings Randolph Lake will add bundled Christmas trees donated for recycling earlier this year to the lake creating cover for fish and enhancing nursery habitat for juvenile fish. In turn, this will benefit shoreline fishing and overall fish habitat at Jennings Randolph Lake. [Read More]
Published: Sep-19-13

Corps, Friends of Jennings Randolph Lake sponsor annual clean-up event

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Jennings Randolph Lake and the Friends of Jennings Randolph Lake invite volunteers to take part in the third annual Route 46 Cleanup day, scheduled for Saturday, September 21 at 10 a.m. [Read More]
Published: Sep-18-13

Corps of Engineers reviews agreement with non-profit partners at Raystown Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District announced today that it has conducted a review of all Cooperative Joint Management (CJM) arrangements (agreements and leases) it has with its non-profit, cooperating associations at Raystown Lake. Under these arrangements, cooperating associations have been collecting and retaining user fees generated from the public’s use of Army Corps of Engineers-constructed recreation facilities and reinvesting the fees to perform operation and maintenance of facilities within this jointly-managed lease area. The Baltimore District currently has one such agreement in place at Raystown Lake in Huntingdon, Pa., with the Friends of Raystown Lake group. [Read More]
Published: Sep-13-13

Corps of Engineers Baltimore District launches new phone App

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District recently launched a mobile App to enhance the way visitors are able to access important information about district flood control and recreation projects, navigation, contracting opportunities, and water safety. [Read More]
Published: Sep-11-13
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