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  • March

    Sew REDI to recognize Women’s History Month

    March is National Women’s History Month and this year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District was fortunate to host Dr. Patricia Hutton, the founder of the Sew Refugee Economic Development Initiative (REDI), Buffalo, NY for a lunch and learn program. The mission of Sew REDI Buffalo is to use the medium of sewing to provide social inclusion, education and economic empowerment to members of Buffalo's refugee community.
  • National Engineer’s Week at Buffalo District inspires kids and adults to learn something new

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District celebrated National Engineer’s Week from February 19-25. The celebration began by the District hosting a number of students from local high schools for a shadow day. A few teams of employees did demonstrations at the Buffalo Museum of Science. Five professional development hour (PDH) courses were held, and two off-site lectures were given by District employees. Throughout the week, social engagements like a ski day and a basketball game kept the momentum of the celebration going.
  • February

    Technical Services Dive Team inspects the Chicago Fish Barrier

    In a cooperative effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District and the Technical Services Dive Team, consisting of members from the Corps of Engineers Buffalo, New England, and Philadelphia, and Headquarters, dives were conducted to inspect the Chicago Fish Barrier and provide an overall condition assessment to Chicago District’s operation and maintenance teams. More specifically, the team was inspecting the condition of Barriers IIA and IIB and the parasitic structures located upstream and downstream of the barriers.
  • USACE Buffalo District supports nationwide hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste efforts

    USACE Buffalo District supports nationwide hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste efforts. The Buffalo District takes these environmental concerns head-on with a team of individuals who specialize in HTRW investigation and clean-up. The well-trained team performs environmental investigation and human health risk assessments, remedial actions to remove or control exposure to hazardous materials, and monitoring of completed remedies to ensure they are protective into the future.
  • January

    High standards of industrial hygiene are a hallmark of Corps of Engineers projects

    The Corps of Engineers Buffalo District is working on completion of a safety audit. Safety is a priority for all projects and developing comprehensive safety programs ensures the health and wellbeing of employees and contractors.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Interagency & International Services program provides specialized services around the world

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a great example of a capability-rich organization that provides a wide variety of services to other non-Department of Defense federal agencies, international organizations, foreign governments, tribal nations, and state and local governments. Through the Interagency and International Services (IIS) program, the Corps of Engineers offers assistance with managing natural resources such as land and water, environmental restoration and management, engineering and construction, relief and recovery, research and development, along with a host of other technical services (i.e., technical editing).
  • November

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers biologist shows value of fieldwork in higher education

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers boasts a highly educated staff. In the Buffalo District alone, employees collectively have over 60 different types of certifications, more than 30 master’s degrees, and four doctorate degrees. Buffalo District biologist Kathleen Buckler recently obtained a Master of Science degree in Wetland Ecology from SUNY Brockport and is already using her education on the job.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Chief of Counsel Retiring

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Chief of Counsel Michelle Barczak is retiring after 33 years of Federal service.
  • 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.