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Moving sand isn’t just for kids
Navigation on the Upper Mississippi River this year has been anything but normal. Historic flooding plagued the region for much of the spring and early summer. The floods brought historic high water and a significant increase in the amount of sediment. The high water has since receded leaving sediment as the sole souvenir of the 2019 flood.
Springing into spring cleanup
Spring cleaning took on a slightly different meaning recently as the St. Paul District environmental section teamed up with a few of its partners to clean up a backwater slough in northeast Iowa.
RED talks continue educating employees
With more than 12 RED talks in the books, the St. Paul District is adjusting its sites on the knowledge sharing program in the coming weeks.
St. Paul District cultivates need for knowledge management
Curing work frustration was the focus of the inaugural RED talk at the St. Paul District office, in St. Paul, Minnesota, Oct. 19.
Wilmes returns to lead recreation, natural resources section
After working in six different districts and four divisions during his 27-year career, the new St. Paul District recreation and natural resources chief has returned to where it all began.
Military veterans take aim at deer
SPRING VALLEY, Wis. – Seven U.S. military veterans took to the woods at the Eau Galle Recreation Area, near Spring Valley, Wis., with hopes of harvesting a trophy deer Dec. 13.
Floodplain forests provide habitat, recreation and mitigation
The St. Paul District environmental stewardship section has been busy lately planting trees near Bay City, Wis. The reforestation project began as a way to mitigate floodplain forest and wetlands that were lost due to the nearly $70 million dollars in renovations to Lock and Dam 3, near Red Wing, Minn.
Corps, partners develop plan to protect wetlands
Northeast Minnesota is known for its views of Lake Superior, outdoor recreation opportunities, the call of the loon and its pristine wetlands.
Wetlands provide more than scenic views of nature
Have you ever wondered what wetlands actually do for society or the environment? Barbara Walther, senior ecologist, said these areas, a place between water and land, provide value to both communities and Mother Nature. She said wetlands support many benefits that range from habitat for plants and animals to water purification. “Wetlands provide a number of functions on the landscape,” she said. “Some of them are important to people directly, and a number of them are important just because of the function they provide.”
Corps of Engineers welcomes navigation season after historic delay
The 2014 Mississippi River navigation season in the St. Paul District has arrived. The Motor Vessel Angela K locked through Lock and Dam 2, near Hastings, Minn., around 5:30 p.m., April pushing 12 barges en route to St. Paul, Minn.
Mississippi River ice surveys are a sign of spring
An airboat, ice auger and a ruler are just a few of the key tools for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, ice survey team.
Volunteers support second Wounded Warrior Hunt at Eau Galle Recreation Area
District staff volunteered their time Dec. 14, 2013, to support the second Wounded Warrior Hunt at Eau Galle Recreation Area, near Spring Valley, Wis.
A routine business trip becomes anything but routine
A routine business trip to Fargo, N.D., for two project managers was anything but normal when they came across a vehicle in the ditch.
Corps fights on against Mother Nature, Mississippi River
Freezing temperatures, tight timelines and heavy equipment are just another day at the office for the district’s maintenance and repair section based out of the Fountain City, Wis., service base.
Corps, partners build Mississippi River islands to protect aquatic habitat
A series of recently restored islands nestled along the Mississippi River near Lansing, Iowa, were
Koprowski takes the helm
About 350 people gathered at the district’s headquarters in St. Paul, Minn., June 19 to say farewell to the outgoing commander while welcoming the new one into the district’s family.
District staff, tribes gather to remember Big Sandy Lake tragedy
Around 200 people gathered at the district’s Big Sandy Lake Recreation Area, near McGregor, Minn., July 31 to honor and remember a tragedy that occurred 163 years ago.
District employee supports North Dakota flood fight and saves a puppy along the way
When Paul Machajewski, operations, left his home near Winona, Minn., earlier this spring to serve as an emergency operations construction representative for the work being done in and around Fargo, N.D., rescuing a puppy wasn’t even a thought on his mind.
Headwaters reservoirs: Water management provides flood risk reduction, recreation
Regulating the Mississippi River Headwaters reservoirs takes a lot of coordination, monitoring and science, according to Brian Johnson, Mississippi River Headwaters water control engineer.
Spring is near - Ice surveys begin on Lake Pepin
A few district employees from the channels and harbors section are getting the opportunity to take