Archive: September, 2016
  • District’s Safety Chief Retires with 47 Years of Service

    VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Chief of the Safety and Occupational Health Office retired recently. After more than four decades of service to the federal government, Donny Weaver retired September 30, 2016. Weaver’s retirement brought closure to a long, successful and memorable career where he spent 43 of those years at the Vicksburg District.
  • Corps Waives Day Use Fees at Recreational Areas in Honor of Public Lands Day

    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 24, 2016. On this day, fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreational areas nationwide will be waived.
  • Arkabutla Lake Annual Archery Hunt

    Vicksburg, Miss… Arkabutla Lake will host its special management archery deer hunt October 7-10, 2016, and October 21-24, 2016. The hunt will consist of two-day hunts with four hunts each day: October 7-8; October 9-10; October 21-22; and October 23-24.
  • Swim area closures for Corps lakes in northern Mississippi

    Vicksburg, Miss…Swimming areas at some of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes in northern Mississippi will be closing soon. Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid, and Grenada lakes have begun drawing down water levels as part of their normal flood control operations. Swimming areas at these lakes will be unusable due to cooler season temperatures and lower water levels. These areas typically open each spring and remain open during the summer recreational season, drawing thousands of visitors to each lake.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers launches second year of Every Kid in a Park program

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it will continue its support of President Obama’s initiative Every Kid in a Park pass program, which officially begins its second year. Launched last year, the initiative gives fourth grade students and their families free access to federal lands and waters as well as some state parks for a full school year.
  • District Names Manager for Dam Safety Program

    VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected Ryan Reves as its manager for the Dam Safety Program of the geotechnical branch of Engineering and Construction Division.