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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District
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180 5th St. E., Suite 700
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: (651) 290-5807
Fax: (651) 290-5752
Corps campsites at Sandy Lake closed due to dam construction
ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will close its campsites at Sandy Lake Recreation Area near McGregor, Minnesota, through the 2021 recreation season due to construction activities related to the Sandy Lake Dam rehabilitation.
Corps of Engineers seeks input on Reno Bottoms forest restoration project
ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, seeks public input on a potential forest restoration project to enhance and restore habitat in the 14,000-acre Reno Bottoms area, located in Pool 9 of the Mississippi River.
Public review of Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock disposition study paused
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is pausing its public review of the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam disposition study to allow the study team to update the draft report to reflect new legislation passed by Congress in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020.
Army Corps of Engineers extends America the Beautiful Military Recreation Pass benefits to veterans and Gold Star families
Beginning Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2020, all U.S. military veterans and Gold Star family members will be eligible to enter USACE-managed recreation areas free of charge where a day use recreation fee applies. This benefit does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities (group picnic shelters) and events. Some facilities and activities on federal recreation lands are managed by private concessionaires whose services would not be covered by this benefit.
Army Corps of Engineers supports temporarily expanding Every Kid Outdoors recreation pass to include 5th grade students
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today it will temporarily expand the Every Kid Outdoors recreation pass to include 5th grade students for the 2020-2021 academic year. This change will ensure that 5th grade students who may not have been able to make full use of the Every Kid Outdoors Annual 4th Grade Pass during the 2019-2020 academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have a chance to do so during the current academic year through Aug. 31, 2021.
Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, November 11.
Corps announces road closure at Mel Rieman Recreation Area
ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, announced today that the road through the Mel Rieman Recreation Area on Lake Ashtabula near Valley City, North Dakota, will be closed effective immediately. A failing culvert has produced unsafe driving conditions.
Army Corps of Engineers invites volunteers to participate in National Public Lands Day, Sept. 26
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes volunteers to continue the annual tradition of public service by participating in this year’s National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 26. Events will be held both virtually and in-person where possible and with COVID-19 safety precautions in place.
Corps releases Upper Mississippi River draft master plan
ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, released its draft Upper Mississippi River master plan and environmental assessment today, Aug. 14, and is seeking public comments.
Corps releases draft master plan for two eastern North Dakota reservoirs
ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking comments on the draft master plan and environmental assessment for Lake Ashtabula, near Valley City, North Dakota, and Homme Reservoir, near Park River, North Dakota.
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