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  • June

    Reunited and it Feels So Good! Buffalo District returns to conferences and continues collaboration

    During the last two-plus years of the pandemic, face-to-face interaction has been limited for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District employees helping to ensure their health and safety, as well as that of the public. But this spring has seen reinvigorated relationship-building and community engagement through the return to larger in-person conferences, meetings, and outreach events for the district.
  • March

    Women’s History Month Spotlight: USACE Engineering Intern Megan Murphy

    Women’s history month is a reminder of the strength the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has and will gain through a high-quality and diverse team. We’re highlighting one of the women on our workforce – Megan Murphy – who joined the USACE Buffalo District as an Engineering Intern during her third year studying at Cleveland State University.
  • February

    A Reflection at Lake Erie & the Niagara River – Black History Month 2022

    On January 31, I had the honor of taking part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District’s seawall project at Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park. The USACE team did an outstanding job delivering a quality structure, which will not only protect critical infrastructure at the Col. Ward Pumping Station, but also serve to protect the development of the park around it. In a sense, the project is protecting both the history and the future of Buffalo’s waterfront. As I walked the project site and viewed the sunset that day, I was struck by a sculpture I had seen on several previous visits – local artist Nancy Gabriel’s “One More River to Cross.” It depicts the Underground Railroad, showing one human figure helping another ascend an arch rising from the ground.
  • October

    Wetland restoration with dredged material proving successful in Buffalo’s back yard

    What was once nearly a landfill is now a thriving wetland ecosystem in the City of Buffalo’s back yard. At Unity Island on the West Side of the city, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District spent two years building the basis for a wetland using material dredged from the nearby Buffalo River. Nearly a year after construction was completed, the island’s North Pond is showing tremendous results.
  • December

    USACE restores nature with nature

    The Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, recently implemented multiple projects to restore aquatic habitat along 2,412 linear feet of the Buffalo River’s hardened shoreline. These projects incorporated natural and nature-based design features that provided engineering functions through environmental means to create soft shoreline habitats.
  • October

    Louisville, Buffalo teams receive national recognition for VA Canandaigua project

    The project delivery team responsible for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ major construction project at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center in New York has earned national recognition for their efforts.
  • March

    The Leadership Development Program in the Buffalo District

    The Leadership Development Program (LDP) was created to ensure all Buffalo District employees have the chance to develop and refine strong leadership skills. The goal of the program is to develop results oriented, agile leaders with broad perspectives who lead people and lead change successfully in complex environments.
  • February

    Investing in Infrastructure

    The Buffalo North Breakwater structure located at the entrance into Buffalo Harbor is maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Buffalo District and is critical to the Great Lakes Navigation System. The structure serves to protect the northerly entrance into the Buffalo Harbor, the entrance into the Black Rock Canal and the downtown waterfront from powerful natural forces such as storm surges, large waves and ice.
  • September

    Buffalo District Regulatory biologist participates in National Strong Leaders Program

    Buffalo District’s own Regulatory biologist, Peter Krakowiak was selected for the inaugural class of the Regulatory Strong Leaders Program (SLP), created to help develop future leaders within the Regulatory Program by providing a broad approach to effective leadership.
  • August

    Recreational Harbor Economic Benefit Surveys on Lake Ontario

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District employees from the Planning Management team have been out in the field this summer surveying marina owners and operators from 6 harbors in Lake Ontario between Wilson Harbor, Wilson, NY and Little Sodus Bay Harbor, Fair Haven, NY.
  • June

    Buffalo District recalls the dewatering of the American Falls

    This June marks the 50 year anniversary of a momentous survey operation by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District – the dewatering of the American Falls in June 1969.
  • May

    Buffalo District Employees Train up for Safety

    In the past several months, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District employees have been being trained for CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, and Naloxone (NARCAN).
  • March

    Miles J. Freeman: A Lifetime of Service for the Buffalo District

    The Mount Morris Dam is situated deep in the Genesee River gorge near the northern end of Letchworth State Park in Livingston County, NY, and Miles J. Freeman was its Chief Operator from its construction in 1952 until his retirement in 1980. Without his decades of expertise and care, the destructive power of Mother Nature would have wreaked havoc on the lives of countless Genesee Valley residents.
  • February

    Buffalo District is engaging the community by celebrating Engineer’s Week

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District has kicked off a week-long celebration of National Engineers Week by participating in events promoting engineering through engaging audiences of various ages and backgrounds throughout the Buffalo, NY community.
  • Great Lakes Partners pursue Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes the responsibility of managing our Nation’s water resources seriously, especially when it comes to planning for the increasing magnitude and frequency of hazards that impact our coasts. That is why USACE Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, including Buffalo District, are pursuing the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency study.
  • Buffalo District’s Mount Morris Dam offers flood of benefits to the public

    The massive Mount Morris Dam, situated deep in the Genesee River gorge near the northern end of Letchworth State Park in Livingston County, NY, has been a shield from the destructive power of Mother Nature since its completion in 1952. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District contributes to its success through operation and maintenance of three missions areas: flood risk management, environmental stewardship, and recreation.
  • January

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District employees deploy around the world

    Each year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deploys thousands of people to provide technical engineering expertise and promote capacity development at home and abroad as part of the federal government’s unified national response to disasters and emergencies. The Corps of Engineers also delivers critical engineering support to the joint force in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other global operations through our military and civilian workforce, as shown by over 12,000 civilians who have voluntarily deployed supporting the nation’s efforts in the Middle East. Over the past six months, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District has deployed over 25 people across the globe. Here are some of their stories.
  • December

    Buffalo District employs risk management and systems approach executing the Braddock Bay ecosystem restoration project

    Two years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District began a $10 million project to restore the Braddock Bay ecosystem in Greece, NY. Erosion had washed away emergent wetlands and invasive species dominated the marshes. Today, species-rich native communities blossom with emergent aquatic meadows, and restored beach habitat are visited by a variety of shorebirds including black-bellied plover, Baird’s sandpiper, and the federally endangered piping plover.
  • Buffalo District Regulators reach out about Clean Water Rule

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Regulators are undertaking a big outreach effort to provide consultants information about the 2015 Clean Water Rule that took effect on August 16, 2018.
  • November

    Student-Stakeholder Partnership Aims to Improve Cattaraugus Creek Watershed

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Buffalo District Biologist, Michael Voorhees participated as one of many stakeholders in a Geography Awareness Week event held annually at the University at Buffalo, November 13, 2018.