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Monty Biggs, Portland District park ranger is interviewed by KGT-TV reporter, Drew Carney. Biggs and other U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Oregon State Marine Board representatives appeared live on Portland's KGW-TV to talk about water safety, explain how life jackets save lives and demonstrate different life jacket styles. One heroic team member was pushed into the Willamette River to show the effects of cold water immersion and confirm the critical job of a life jacket.
A matter of life or death
Corps and Oregon State Marine Board representatives appeared live on Portland's KGW-TV to talk about water safety, explain how life jackets save lives and demonstrate different life jacket styles. One heroic team member was pushed into the Willamette River to show the effects of cold water immersion and confirm the critical job of a life jacket.
The National Wetland Plant List used by the Corps and other federal agencies to delineate wetlands is now web-based. The NWPL contains more than 8,000 plant species, including six new species in the continental U.S. The NWPL plays a critical role in wetland determinations under the Clean Water Act and is available to the public on the Corps' website.
2016 National Wetlands Plant List
The National Wetland Plant List used by the Corps and other federal agencies to delineate wetlands is web-based. The NWPL contains more than 8,000 plant species, including six new species in the continental U.S. The NWPL plays a critical role in wetland determinations under the Clean Water Act and is available to the public on the Corps' website.
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Essayons keeps Hawaii shipping moving
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hopper dredge Essayons recently finished maintenance dredging of the federal navigation channels in Honolulu, Barbers Point, Kahului, Hilo, and Nawiliwili, Hawaii. The dredge, which removed approximately 300,000 cubic yards from the five harbors, is designed to operate anywhere in the world.
Test your speed, reflexes and boating knowledge with the Corps' new Lake Guard game app. The free app teaches users about water safety gear and boating hazards preparing them for real life experiences in or around the water.
New Corps app
Test your speed, reflexes and boating knowledge with the Corps' new Lake Guard game app. The free app teaches users about water safety gear and boating hazards preparing them for real life experiences in or around the water.
Every 4th grader and their family get a free year-long pass to all federal parks! The president created the Every Kid in a Park program to bridge the growing disconnect between the next generation and the great outdoors, and to inspire children to become future stewards of our nation’s natural and historic treasures.
Let's get “Every Kid in a Park”
Help inspire kids to become future stewards of our nation’s natural and historic treasures. Every Kid in a Park provides all fourth grade students and their families free admission for a full year to more than 2,000 federally-managed sites nationwide. Plan a family outing today!

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Announcements

Informational Public Notice: Corps to accept funds from the Cascade Natural Gas

This informational Public Notice announces the intention of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,

Draft EA and FONSI for Columbia Stock Ranch Ecosystem Restoration Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, is seeking public comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Columbia Stock Ranch Ecosystem Restoration Project to restore hydrologic connectivity between the Columbia Stock Ranch project site and the Columbia River.

Willamette River Basin Review Feasibility Study

The Corps, with its non-federal sponsor the Oregon Water Resources Department, is resuming a feasibility study to examine potential reallocation of storage space in the Corps’ reservoirs on tributaries to the Willamette River. As the Corps resumes this feasibility study, we seek to inform you about the study and invite your input on the scope of issues to consider to meet the goals of the study.

Portland District 2016 annual maintenance navigation lock closure

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close navigation locks at dams on the lower Columbia River in March to conduct routine annual inspections and preventative maintenance.

Proposal to accept funds from Cascade Natural Gas

Marci Johnson is the point-of-contact for this special public notice announcing the preliminary intent to accept funds from Cascade Natural Gas to expedite the Department of the Army’s processing of CNG’s proposed request to modify a federally constructed flood risk reduction project by relocating a natural gas distribution pipeline currently hanging from the Grade Street Bridge across the Coweeman River in Kelso, Washington.

Draft EA for Western Snowy Plover Site Management Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comments on the draft Environmental Assessment for the Western Snowy Plover Site Management Plan in Coos County, Oregon.

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