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  • Corps Celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week

    Vicksburg, Miss…… National Fishing and Boating Week (NFBW) is a national celebration of fishing and boating that coincides with most state's free fishing days. NFBW this year is June 7 - 14, 2014. The best way to celebrate NFBW is to get out on the water! Fishing and boating are some of the best ways to unwind and relieve stress. NFBW is sponsored by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation - http://takemefishing.org/nfbw/ During NFBW, most states offer free fishing days. These are days where anglers are allowed to fish on public bodies of water without a fishing license.
  • Agricultural Land Available for Lease in Grenada County

    VICKSBURG, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is currently accepting sealed bids from individuals or groups that are interested in leasing agricultural land in Grenada County, Mississippi. The tract consists of 26 acres near Grenada Lake, and the Notice of Availability number for this tract is DACW38-9-14-73.
  • Riverton Beach Re-Opens for Summer Visitors

    Vicksburg, Miss…The Louisiana Field Office (LFO) of the Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will re-open the Riverton Recreation area beach for the summer months prior to the Memorial Day weekend. The 13-acre area recreational area, which is open year round, is located north of Riverton, Louisiana, on the Ouachita River. The swim beach normally operates from mid-May until mid-September. Riverton is the only recreational area with a swim beach within the LFO and on the Ouachita Black River system. Picnic sites, a picnic shelter, playground, boat ramp, and restroom facilities are also available.
  • The Corps Encourages Life Jacket Wear for Boaters and Swimmers

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers always encourages safety for everyone and especially when engaged in water related activities. The Corps is stressing the Wear Your Life Jacket safety message for the Memorial Day weekend by encouraging that you wear life jackets when boating or swimming.
  • Sardis Lake Youth Fishing Rodeo

    Sardis, Miss…… U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Sardis Lake, Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks, and First Security Bank of Batesville Mississippi are partnering to host the 26th annual Sardis Lake Youth Fishing Rodeo. It will be held June 7th at Cypress Point Recreation Area. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with the rodeo starting at 7:30 a.m.
  • National Safe Boating Week, May 17-23, 2014

    Sardis, Miss…… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is teaming up with the National Safe Boating Council and other boating safety advocates across the U.S. to promote safe and responsible boating during National Safe Boating Week, May 17-23, 2014.
  • Corps Supports Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day

    Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with the National Safe Boating Council in support of the Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day scheduled for May 16, 2014. The annual event, hosted by the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) serves as a fun, educational element a day prior to the beginning of National Safe Boating Week, May 17-23, the official launch of the 2014 North American Safe Boating Campaign.
  • Corps to Participate in Water Resource Festival May 9th and 10th

    Vicksburg, Miss……The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District along with the Aquatic and Wildlife Education Foundation of Bossier City, Louisiana, and other sponsors will present the Ninth Annual Water Resource Festival. “Water, Our Most Valuable Treasure,” will be this year’s theme. The two-day festival kicks off on May 9th from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for student participation. It will continue on Saturday, May 10, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for the general public. Both days’ events will be held at the Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier City.
  • Vicksburg District Engineer Returns From Afghanistan

    Vicksburg, Miss……Pat Chambers, Supervisory Engineer with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, recently returned from a 16-month deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan, in support of Overseas Contingency Operations. During his first nine-month tour, Chambers served in several capacities. As the lead civil engineer with Operations Division, Chambers was responsible for reviewing construction submittals for constructability and feasibility. He also served as project manager for 15 projects valued at over $12,000,000 and served as lead project manager and facility engineer for all construction, repairs, communication infrastructure, force protection construction, and base camp master planning to relocate the Engineer District to an alternate forward operating base in concert with the drawdown of forces.
  • Patriots’ Day at Ivan Lake to Honor Wounded Veterans

    Vicksburg, Miss…… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisiana Field Office of the Vicksburg District along with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and other local organizations will host their first Patriots’ Day at the Lake event. It is scheduled for May 3, 2014 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the 560-acre Ivan Lake of the Bayou Bodcau Dam and Recreation Area located at 1700 Bodcau Dam Road, Haughton, Louisiana. Events will include canoeing, water safety programs, fishing, bow and arrow shooting, and lunch. It is expected to be a great time - food, fun, fellowship, and fishing to honor those who have given so much. For more information, contact Bodcau Forester Tommy Jones at 318-949-1804.