• February

    ASA (CW), Chesapeake Bay restoration and protection partners tour Port of Baltimore

    The Honorable Michael Connor, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, conducted his first port visit since confirming his position in November 2021. He accompanied senior leaders from USACE Headquarters and North Atlantic Division to witness the Baltimore District's Chesapeake Bay restoration and protection operations. Mission partners from the Maryland Port Administration and Ports America Chesapeake showcased how the Baltimore District's Chesapeake Bay protection and restoration efforts help streamline logistics and supply chain improvements for the nation's top e-commerce port destination.
  • January

    Harvey Johnson retires after 36 years of federal service

    Johnson’s retirement ceremony was held Jan. 13, 2022 where he was pinned by Baltimore District Commander, Col. Estee S. Pinchasin with the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal and presented with his retirement certificate after over 36 years of federal service.
  • Army Corps to receive $62 million for Infrastructure, Disaster Relief projects in Chesapeake Bay region

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, will receive approximately $62 million
  • Securing the mission, one inspection at a time

    Keeping our workforce and infrastructure safe from threats is essential to mission readiness and ensuring continued vital water resources and engineering services are delivered to the region and Nation — and for this, we can thank the District’s Security team.
  • December

    Chief, East Campus Integrated Program Office awarded Engineer of the Year

    Daria Van Liew, chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, East Campus Integrated Program Office is the recipient of the 2021 Headquarters Lt. Gen. Elvin “Vald” Heiberg, the third, Engineer of the Year Award.
  • Army Corps Announces Lease Available for Tioga-Hammond and Cowanesque Lakes, Ives Run Camp Store Concession

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is accepting proposals for the Ives Run Recreation Area Concession lease until Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. The ten-year lease agreement encompasses the operation of the Ives Run camp store and campground laundry facility. In addition, the successful applicant will have the option to offer boat rentals.
  • Army Corps begins dredging of Cape Henry Channel to support Ports of Baltimore, Virginia

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, and San Rafael, California-based contractor, The Dutra Group, recently began work to dredge approximately 2.36 million cubic yards of material from the Cape Henry Federal Navigation Channel. The District awarded the $14.8 million contract on Sept. 24, 2021. This work is part of the larger Baltimore Harbor and Channels Project, supporting the Ports of Baltimore and Virginia. Maintenance dredging of federal channels is necessary to ensure continued safe navigation for vessels and keep the ports open for business.
  • November

    Army Corps announces Mountain Bike Skills Park, Allegrippis Trails seasonal closures

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, will be closing the Raystown Lake's Mountain Bike Skills Park for the winter season on Nov. 26, 2021. The Skills Park is scheduled to reopen in April 2022 for the start of the new recreation season.
  • Army Corps marks completion of remediation, restoration efforts at former WWI chemical weapons testing, disposal site

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, marked the completion of the
  • Unforgotten: Veterans honor Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, employees reflected on their military service and mourned the unidentified service members who perished in war, while visiting the Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier site during a Veteran's Day tribute.
  • Multiagency partners enhance Chesapeake Bay coastline under Hurricane Sandy Resiliency program

    Multiagency partners enhanced Chesapeake Bay coastline under the Hurricane Sandy Resiliency program. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District’s Regulatory Program worked with project proponents to protect vulnerable sections of Chesapeake Bay coastline for a Hurricane Sandy Resiliency project post construct. Through the regulatory review process, USACE is responsible for evaluating coastal resilience actions that aim to protect the Nation’s aquatic resources through fair and balanced permitting decisions.
  • October

    Government contractors emerge victorious following historic $1.1 billion fiscal year

    Handling contracts that can value up in the millions while under immense pressure and tight deadlines can be a nerve-racking experience for most. But for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District's Contracting team, their financial expertise equips them to surpass challenges like these. They emerged victorious as they ramped up operations to ensure the successful and timely execution of budgetary requirements throughout a historic fiscal year closeout, where they oversaw $1.1 billion in obligations. Not only did the Contracting team race against the clock amid an enduring global pandemic, but they also relied on their innovative contracting approaches to power through regional hurricane impacts from Ida and a high-profile mission to support the in-processing of Afghan evacuees. Providing comprehensive acquisition services to ensure timely execution of requirements while upholding best value, quality, ethics, and compliance under such circumstances wasn't easy, but the team relished in their accomplishments.
  • Hunting Access Opportunities at Raystown for 2021, 2022 Season

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Raystown Lake announces the opening of the following
  • Army Corps of Engineers districts revitalize Ocean City inlet

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District’s, Hopper Dredge MURDEN conducted 24/7 dredging operations at an inlet near Ocean City, Maryland, during September 2021. The ongoing Ocean City Inlet federal navigation channel and Assateague Bypass dredging efforts enhance safe navigation conditions, boost commercial endeavors, and promote recreational activities for travelers. The USACE Baltimore District routinely receives services from the Wilmington District’s MURDEN or its sister ship CURRITUCK for routine dredging in and around the Inlet. The Baltimore District manages the Ocean City Inlet federal navigation channel and Assateague Bypass project while the Wilmington District staffs, trains and equips these special-purpose dredges that work up and down the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, dredging similar inlets or near-shore coast projects.
  • September

    National Capital Region emergency response partners weather the storm

    During a recent emergency exercise, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District; 249th Engineer Battalion Charlie Company Prime Power; and emergency management partners helped enable community restoration efforts in the region by successfully assessing temporary emergency power needs for critical facilities. This opportunity prepared the emergency response agencies to resolve post-storm power outages during their most challenging time – hurricane season.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives fees and invites volunteers to participate in National Public Lands Day, Sept. 25

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 25. In addition, USACE welcomes volunteers to continue the annual tradition of public service by participating in NPLD events.
  • Raystown Lake Facilities to Reopen, first Trashmaster Classic clean-up tournament announced

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, reopens Raystown Lake facilities after heavy rains from Hurricane Ida remnants caused significant flooding throughout the region last week.
  • Army Corps works to restore Raystown Lake of heavy rain impacts from Hurricane Ida remnants

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is managing the impacts of flooding at Raystown Lake after heavy rains from Hurricane Ida passed through the region from Tuesday, Aug. 31 to Wednesday, Sept. 2. USACE officials are taking precautionary measures to protect the public by implementing temporary closures to some of Raystown Lake’s campgrounds and facilities that rest near the water.
  • August

    From the Wicomico River to Deal Island

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, and several local, state and federal agencies have been partnering up to find a new placement site on the eastern shore of Maryland for material dredged from the Wicomico River. After extensive research and evaluation, USACE and partners agreed on the Deal Island Wildlife Management Area in Somerset County to hold the material and also provide beneficial long-term environmental benefits.
  • Army Corps, State to host public meeting on Ocean City Inlet projects

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District (USACE), in coordination with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Worcester County, is hosting a hybrid public meeting Aug. 17, 2021, at the Worcester County Library – Berlin Branch at 13 Harrison Ave., from 7 – 8:30 p.m. This public meeting provides an opportunity to discuss two concurrent efforts: a navigation improvement project to address sediment accumulation in the Ocean City Inlet and a study on the scour hole near Homer Gudelsky Park.