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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a Great Lakes “Shallow Draft Recreational Harbor” meeting Tuesday from 1:30 pm to 3:00 p.m. (EDT) at multiple locations throughout the Great Lakes region, as well as via the web and teleconference.
Shallow Draft Recreational Harbor Meeting
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a Great Lakes “Shallow Draft Recreational Harbor” meeting Tuesday from 1:30 pm to 3:00 p.m. (EDT) at multiple locations throughout the Great Lakes region, as well as via the web and teleconference.
Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico in late Sept. 2017. While the majority of sustained news media coverage was concerned with power restoration, there were countless other blows to critical infrastructure resulting from the storm; the 90-year-old dam in Guajataca was one such structure.
Ever-active USACE Buffalo District dive team inspects Guajataca Dam in Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico in late Sept. 2017. While the majority of sustained news media coverage was concerned with power restoration, there were countless other blows to critical infrastructure resulting from the storm; the 90-year-old dam in Guajataca was one such structure.
National Parks in the U.S. are popular tourist destinations. Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio, for example, had over 2.2 million visitors in 2017. National Parks are set aside for us to appreciate nature’s beauty, and guests who visit these areas expect to see healthy wildlife, lush vegetation and clean waters. Cuyahoga Valley National Park is within the Cuyahoga River Watershed, which drains about 809 square miles, split right down the center by the Cuyahoga River; the river is one of the park’s most important natural assets.
USACE works with Cuyahoga Valley National Park on Cuyahoga River bank stabilization
National Parks in the U.S. are popular tourist destinations. Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio, for example, had over 2.2 million visitors in 2017. National Parks are set aside for us to appreciate nature’s beauty, and guests who visit these areas expect to see healthy wildlife, lush vegetation and clean waters. Cuyahoga Valley National Park is within the Cuyahoga River Watershed, which drains about 809 square miles, split right down the center by the Cuyahoga River; the river is one of the park’s most important natural assets.
Pictured are Chris Akios (USACE), Jason Lewis Sometimes, when people at different levels of government put their minds together, good things happen.

Take what’s going on at Port Clinton, Ohio, where the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the City of Port Clinton, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have joined together to restore 12 acres and add another 1.4 acres of coastal wetlands on Lake Erie.
Government agencies collaborate to restore coastal wetlands in the Great Lakes
Pictured are Chris Akios (USACE), Jason Lewis (US Fish and Wildlife Service), Ron Huffman (USFWS), Tracy Colston (City of Port Clinton), Mayor Hugh Wheeler (City of Port Clinton), Mike Kelly (Ohio Environmental Protection Agency), Linda Merchant-Masonbrink (OEPA), and Angela Adkins (OEPA). In the background, the Port Clinton site featuring the dominance of Phragmites. While picturesque, this plant monoculture does not support a diversity of plants and animals. The current project aims to change that and restore the site to support a variety of native plants and animals.(Picture by Gerlyn Hinds, USACE)

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