US Army Corps of Engineers
Buffalo District

  • October

    Buffalo District’s Temporary Crane Barge Completes Load Test in Ashtabula Harbor

    Through the consistent, progressive efforts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District employees, the old derrick boat “McCauley” has been converted to a crane barge, and was returned to service upon the successful completion of a load test, October 16.
  • Buffalo District Celebrates ‘Phenomenal Efforts’ as they End Fiscal Year 2018

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District just closed out another successful Federal Government Fiscal Year (FY); FY2018.
  • September

    Braddock Bay Restoration: The last piece of the Rochester Embayment AOC puzzle

    To address the gradual loss of a historic barrier beach and the erosion of over 100 acres of wetlands at Lake Ontario’s Braddock Bay, a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative project team has implemented Engineering With Nature principles to provide a sustainable restoration solution. This project completed the last management action necessary for the future delisting of the Rochester Embayment Area of Concern.
  • New BFDF Building Underway

    The LRB Special Project Branch was retained by Immigration & Custom Enforcement (ICE) to initially prepare site planning/Charrette level documents for the construction of an office building to alleviate over-crowding within the ICE law department, otherwise known as Office of the Principal Legal Advisor or OPLA. The new office space required offices, cubicles, conference room and mechanical/IT rooms. Multiple building solutions were presented and evaluated over a six-month period. A stand-alone building in a vacant area adjacent to the newly constructed warehouse proved to be the most economical solution to the problem.
  • August

    Canandaigua VA Medical Center Mega Project will deliver vital healthcare services to veterans

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Veterans Affairs are partners in delivering the Canandaigua VA Medical Center Mega Project, providing a state-of-the-art medical facility and health care service infrastructure to approximately 65,000 veterans living in and around the greater Canandaigua, NY area.
  • Setting the stage for future beneficial use of dredged materials in the Great Lakes

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District began implementing an innovative project for aquatic ecosystem restoration along the Niagara River in summer 2018 by using a resource that is abundantly available to the agency: dredged sediment.
  • Two lives saved by USACE Buffalo District employees this summer

    Army civilians live by Army values: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. These values encourage Army civilians to be ready to help in a moment’s notice, on or off duty. This summer, two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civilians from Buffalo District demonstrated their commitment to the Army way by helping people in their hour of deepest need.
  • July

    Buffalo District and Cory the Tugboat teach water safety at the Bornhava school

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District procurement technician Jean Brockner and her friend, Cory the Tugboat, visited the Bornhava school's Vehicle Day, July 26, 2018, educating kids and adults on water safety.
  • Buffalo native species of sub-aquatic vegetation returning to Buffalo River after over a century

    An old commercial stretch along the Buffalo River is getting a serious environmental makeover, thanks to the Corps of Engineers Buffalo District and their contractor, L.D.C. Construction.
  • Outgoing USACE Buffalo District Commander gives last interview of his tour of duty

    Lt. Col. Adam J. Czekanski officially turned over command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District to Lt. Col. Jason A. Toth the morning of June 29, 2018.
  • Buffalo District and partners sign Cleveland Huletts agreement

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District, Cleveland Port Authority, and several Cleveland preservation groups signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) June 1, 2018, resolving 20 years of debate over dredging the Cleveland Bulk Terminal and its impact on the Cleveland Huletts.
  • June

    Buffalo native species of sub-aquatic vegetation returning to Buffalo River after over a century

    An old commercial stretch along the Buffalo River is getting a serious environmental makeover, thanks to the Corps of Engineers Buffalo District and their contractor, L.D.C. Construction.
  • USACE Buffalo District employee raises disability awareness through volunteer work

    Karen Keil, Buffalo District Environmental Toxicologist, performed with the Gliding Stars of Western New York as a volunteer assistant skater at its 14th annual ice show at the Northtown Center in Amherst, NY, Apr. 14, 2018.
  • Seneca Bluffs ecosystem restoration project ready for native species planting phase this summer

    The Corps of Engineers ecosystem restoration project at Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park, along the Buffalo River in South Buffalo, is approaching its final phase. The project team will plant native riverbank plant species to replace the invasive species like Japanese knotweed and phragmites removed last year.
  • May

    Buffalo District sends good wishes to Patti McKenna

    Longtime Buffalo District employee Patti McKenna is officially retiring at the end of June 2018, after 35 years of outstanding service to the District. Her retirement party will be held on June 28.
  • Facilities Engineering training prepares USACE Buffalo District for long-term facilities planning

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District held Advanced Facilities Engineering training (known as FE-302) at the District headquarters, May 7-11, 2018, in order to increase facility lifecycle efficiencies and save taxpayer dollars.
  • Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey now available to eligible federal personnel

    The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) will be available to all eligible U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees from May 8 through June 19, 2018.
  • April

    Earth Day cleanup project highlights improvements in Seneca Bluffs Park in Buffalo

    Seneca Bluffs Park is located along Seneca Street in Buffalo, N.Y., and borders the Buffalo River. Since Aug. 2016, the Buffalo District’s NY/PA Construction Office has managed a project at this park, which is a staple in the surrounding community. The Seneca Bluffs Habitat Restoration Project is entering its final year of construction as the contractor is finishing invasive treatment this summer and will be planting the final shrub clusters in the fall. To date, work on the park’s lower terrace has consisted of riverbank stabilization, habitat improvements, creation of a wetland area, enhancement of the small recreation boat launch, and removal of invasive species, namely Phragmites and Japanese Knotweed.
  • USACE Buffalo District springs into April with 4 project ceremonies

    In just a matter of two weeks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District has already participated in four project ceremonies, foreshadowing what the district expects to be a busy spring and summer in 2018.
  • Much anticipated cleanup of contaminated site in Luckey, Ohio begins

    Excitement was in the air of Building 6 on the Buffalo District reservation the afternoon of Apr.16, 2018. The Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) project delivery team for a site in Luckey, Ohio was waiting to hear from the field that the Phase 1 cleanup began. At 4:08 p.m. the first photo was taken; the Luckey site contractor, North Wind-Portage, had just started excavating soil contaminated with beryllium, lead, radium-226, thorium-230, uranium-234 and uranium-238 from the Phase 1 cleanup area of the site.