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Volunteers

As the steward of almost 12 million acres of land and water nationwide, the Corps of Engineers must rely on partnerships and volunteer efforts to help with the challenges of managing its cultural and natural resources as well as meet the recreational demands of its visitors.  In the Vicksburg District, there are many volunteer opportunities available in recreation and natural resource management. 

They include:

  • Becoming a Campground Host
  • Trail Building and Maintenance
  • Providing Blue Bird and Duck Box Maintenance
  • Coordinating Special Events
  • Distributing Interpretive Materials
  • Giving Interpretive Tours
  • Constructing Wildlife Habitat
  • Participating in Clean-up Events

If you are in search of rewarding opportunities and experiences, or if you want to give something back to your community, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at your local Corps office and let them share with you the vast array of opportunities awaiting you right in your own backyard! 

 

Mississippi Project Office
Phone: 662-578-3873

Ouachita Project Office:
Phone: 501-767-4844

Louisiana Field Office
Phone: 318-322-6391

Partnerships

In today’s financial environment PARTNERING is an essential tool that allows the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to effectively manage recreation and environmental resources. In order to successfully meet our recreation and stewardship missions, and to foster shared values, vision, and a sense of ownership it is imperative that we work together with state governments, Native American tribes, private/public organizations, local communities, and other partners. So we can all maintain or advance programs from wildlife protection and habitat improvement to recreational facility enhancements.

Partnering helps to pool scarce resources, to promote coordinated, focused, and consistent mutual efforts to resolve common problems and missions, and to avoid unnecessary duplication of effort.

The NRM Program has embraced this reality and is committed to fully exploring the potential development of new public-private partnerships to leverage limited appropriated funds and human resources.

 The bottom line: partnering is smart business

To find out more about partnering with the Corps go to Corpslakes.usace.army.mil