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Army Engineer officers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord visited the dredge Essayons at its dry dock berth.
JBLM officers visit dredge Essayons
Army Engineer officers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord visited the dredge Essayons at its dry dock berth recently. These enrichment tours provide battalion-level engineers the opportunity to learn more about the work done by their civilian counterparts in the Corps, as well as get a glimpse of dredging operations, something they might otherwise not encounter during their military careers.
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Cody Fulkerson, 23, of Springfield, Oregon wakeboarding for the first time at Dorena Reservoir on July 12, 2014.
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Taking STEM for a ride
Mike Turaski, Portland District project manager, and other Corps employees were at the Native American Youth and Family Center recently where they taught kids to use engineering and math skills to build BMX bikes and understand why tire pressure makes a difference in racing performance.

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Announcements

Final EA and FONSI: Trestle Bay Restoration Project

The proposed action, to implement a restoration project improving access to fish habitat in Trestle Bay, will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment and an environmental impact statement is not required. Restoring access to Trestle Bay will result in long term benefits for juvenile salmonids by improving access/egress to important shallow-water habitat.

Oaks Bottom draft Feasibility Report and EA

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District is seeking public comments on the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment for Oaks Bottom Section 206 Habitat Restoration Project in Multnomah County, Oregon.

Study schedule: Lower Willamette River Environmental Dredging and Ecosystem Restoration, Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment, Final Report

The current study schedule for five key milestones associated with the Corps Lower Willamette River Ecosystem Restoration Study.

Summer recreation lockage schedule begins May 15

Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is implementing its 2015 seasonal lockage schedule for the passage of recreational vessels.

Final EA and FONSI: Fall Creek adult fish facility upgrade

The Preferred Alternative to upgrade the existing adult fish collection facility at Fall Creek dam and reservoir will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment.

Final EA and FONSI: Caspian tern nesting habitat management

The Proposed Action Alternative as described in the Final Environmental Assessment, Caspian Tern Nesting Habitat Reduction will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment.

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