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  • November

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District is Active in Urban Search and Rescue

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approximately 30 volunteers in the Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) program and five of the volunteers reside within the Buffalo District. The cadre of Structures Specialists provide technical expertise in the area of structural engineering. The deployment of Structures Specialists is imperative in disaster situations in which disaster victims may be trapped in collapsed buildings and rescuers require assistance with securing safe access to locate them.
  • October

    Corps of Engineers Project Management Chief deploying to Afghanistan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Project Management Chief Tom LaVean is deploying to Afghanistan on October 30, 2016. This is Mr. LaVean’s third civilian deployment since starting with the Corps of Engineers in 2009.
  • Dive school prepares Corps of Engineers for high-risk projects

    Two employees from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District staff recently completed dive school at the Sonny Carter Training Facility at NASA Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston, TX. For Safety Manager William Pioli, taking the one-week course was a refresher course required for his position, but for engineer Brian Dockstader, his three-week course provided specialized training to work on construction sites that require diving expertise.
  • Sediment transport modeling is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers critical skillset

    The Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District is poised to assist state and local resource agencies in evaluating their watershed planning needs and alternatives for soil conservation and non-point source pollution prevention. If your organization would like to learn more, of get involved with the program contact: 716-879-4488 or Michael.E.Voorhees@usace.army.mil or visit our web page: http://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Missions/Interagency-Support/Sediment/
  • September

    Corps provides update on Smokes Creek flood mapping

    USACE Buffalo District staff members Laura Ortiz, Paul Cocca, and Bob Remmers met with reporter Erica Brecher from WGRZ, Channel 2 on Wednesday, August 31 to discuss the role of the Corps in the multiagency flood mapping effort involving the Smokes Creek Flood Control Project in Lackawanna, NY.
  • August

    USACE launches annual flood fight team training program

    A common mantra of the military is “be prepared” and the same applies to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) civilian personnel. To maintain an elevated level of preparedness, the Emergency Management Office of the Buffalo District provided a training class for the organization’s Flood Fight Team this month.
  • June

    Safety Day highlights summer safety, engages families

    When it comes to safety, engaging employees on a regular basis and encourage them to share that information with family members, save lives and grows a strong community. Which is why the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District safety office combined the Safety Day with the annual Corps Day events.
  • May

    USACE Buffalo District Biologist Selected to Assist Research Lab

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Biologist Melissa Tarasiewicz has been selected to assist with the development and management of the National Wetland Plant List (NWPL) at the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), Hanover NH.
  • Soo Locks Maintenance Crew Arrives to Work on Black Rock Lock

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District maintenance crew dedicated to the Soo Locks, located at Sault Ste. Marie in the upper peninsula of Michigan, have arrived at the Buffalo District to repair a portion of the 100-year old Black Rock Lock, Buffalo, NY.
  • USACE Buffalo District Biologists Repair Common Tern Nesting Habitat

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Environmental Analysis Biologists Richard Ruby and Jay Miller, along with the Floating Plant Crew captained by Tim Colburn, were at the Ashtabula Harbor east breakwater, Ashtabula Ohio, May 4 repairing storm-damaged common tern (Sterna hirundo) habitat.
  • April

    USACE Buffalo District Biologists Get Kids Excited About Wetland Ecology

    U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Biologists Heather Adams and Dave Leput engaged students at Buffalo’s Lydia T. Wright Middle School in wetland ecology during the school’s second annual Job Fair April 26.
  • USACE Engineers Provide Valuable Insights to High School Students

    Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District engineers, with vastly different education and work backgrounds, teamed up to deliver valuable industry exposure to Niagara Falls High School science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) soon-to-be graduates, April 21.
  • Black Rock Lock Welcomes the First Barge of the Season

    The towboat “Calusa Coast” picked a glorious day to usher the “Delaware” on her maiden voyage through the Black Rock Lock May 20th.
  • USACE Leader Provides a Unique Engineering Perspective to High School Students

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District Environmental Branch Chief David Frothingham addressed a large group of French Studies students from Buffalo Public Schools Hutchinson Central Technical, Buffalo, NY, April 5.
  • Presque Isle Spring Beach Walk Shows Significant Erosion

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Buffalo District, the Presque Isle Advisory Committee, the Park Operations Manager, and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) gathered March 30th to walk the entire length of Presque Isle’s western beach to assess the condition of the beach ahead of the summer swimming season.
  • March

    Buffalo Office focuses on female veterans as part of Women’s History Month celebration

    Women’s History Month celebrates the contributions and achievements of women, and this year’s theme is, “Working to form a more perfect union: honoring women in public service and government.”
  • Buffalo District Leadership Development Program Producing Future Leaders

    LDP students had a chance to present book reports to Buffalo District peers and senior staff, March 22, outlining a wide variety of different leadership principals and philosophies.
  • Women of the Buffalo District Inspire the next Generation

    In honor of Women’s History Month, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District women volunteered their time to address a group of 4th grade girls at the Buffalo Public Lydia T. Wright School, Buffalo, New York.
  • Celebrating African American History through Art

    Employees at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, celebrated African American History Month by hosting an Art Contest for class of 5th Graders at Spruce Elementary School in North Tonawanda, New York.
  • Black Rock Lock’s Dewatering Pumps Repaired and Back in Position

    After a month of ongoing routine maintenance repairs, at Flygt Pumps in Rochester, NY, two dewatering pumps were safely and successfully re-installed back into the Black Rock Lock’s pump house, March 11 by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District.