VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking volunteers for its annual physically challenged deer hunt at Arkabutla Lake. This year’s hunt will be the 25th anniversary for this special hunt, to
be held December 4-5, 2015, and December 6-7, 2015, with each hunt lasting two days.
This hunt requires volunteers to assist individuals who are quadriplegic, paraplegic or ambulatory with the use of leg braces or crutches.
Sardis, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sardis Lake Field Office’s staff invites the public to attend its commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Sardis Lake. The ceremony will be held October 7, 2015, 11:00 a.m. until noon, at the Arty Tapp Overlook at Sardis Dam. [Read More]
Vicksburg, Miss……The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake is scheduled to begin its preparations for a periodic inspection of the Granada Lake Dam. The outlet works flood gates are scheduled to be closed and dewatering of the gate will begin on September 26, 2015. The gate closures and dewatering of the outlet works is being done in preparation for the upcoming inspection scheduled to be performed on October 8, 2015. [Read More]
VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,200 USACE-operated recreational areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on September 26, 2015. On this day, fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreational areas nationwide will be waived.
Vicksburg, Miss…… The Louisiana Field Office (LFO) of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has officially closed Riverton Beach for the winter months, which marks the end of the summer recreational period.
The beach is a part of the Corps’ 13-acre recreational area that is located north of Riverton, Louisiana, on the Ouachita River.
Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ is enforcing safety rules for all operators of Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs) at its Mississippi lakes at Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada, and Sardis. These rules apply to any motorized vehicle designed primarily for, or capable of, cross-country travel on or over land, water, sand, snow, ice, marsh, swampland, or any other natural terrain. [Read More]
Vicksburg, Miss… President Obama, with the support of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation to include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today the start of a new initiative to give every child in the United States the chance to explore and learn about America’s great outdoors. The Every Kid in a Park initiative will provide all fourth grade students and their families with free admission for a full year to more than 2,000 federally-managed sites nationwide. [Read More]
Vicksburg, Miss… The Vicksburg District of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and Ouachita Green are seeking volunteers for the annual Water Sweep scheduled for September 19, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed for the cleanup of the Ouachita River and other bodies of water in surrounding areas. [Read More]
VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (District) recognized team members with 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service and some Vietnam veterans at its recent Founder’s Day ceremony held at headquarters building. The ceremony was in commemoration of the District’s 142 years of service to the nation. Retirees, including those who are Vietnam veterans, were also recognized at the ceremony. A breakfast for retirees was held in the executive conference room prior to the ceremony. [Read More]
Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) will leave the harbor for its annual revetment season on September 9, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. The District will host a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on September 9, 2015 at approximately 10:15 a.m. at the Vicksburg City Water Front as the MSU departs. [Read More]