Archive: July, 2016
  • World’s largest engineering provider, conservation grant-maker team up to restore nation’s largest estuary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has signed a Watershed Assessment Cost-Sharing Agreement with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to begin work on the $2.8 million Chesapeake Bay Comprehensive Water Resources and Restoration Plan, July 22, 2016.
  • Raystown Lake hosts sidewalk chalk art contest at Seven Points Beach

    RAYSTOWN LAKE, Pennsylvania —The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) at Raystown Lake invites the
  • Corps of Engineers, DNR request comments on oyster restoration in shallower waters in Tred Avon River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District (Corps), and non-federal sponsor Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MD DNR) have initiated a public review, July 19, 2016, on oyster restoration into shallower water depths than are currently allowed in the Tred Avon River Oyster Sanctuary in Talbot County. This work supports large-scale oyster restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay, as part of the Native Oyster Restoration Master Plan (2012) that was developed in coordination with several federal and state agencies.
  • New general permit for work in Pennsylvania wetlands, waterways

    The fifth version of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Pennsylvania State Programmatic General Permit (PASPGP-5) for authorization of work in wetlands/waterways within portions of Pennsylvania became effective July 1, 2016. This general permit operates in conjunction with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s state regulatory program to protect the aquatic environment, while allowing for reasonable development.