Archive: 2016
  • 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.
  • Buffalo Area Schools Shadow USACE Buffalo District Engineers

    Students from two local Buffalo, NY high schools, Niagara Falls and the Charter School of Applied Technologies, visited the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Buffalo District, March 10, as part of a job shadow opportunity. Six students from the two schools watched demonstrations and presentations from an array of engineering and science disciplines.
  • Pontoon Excavator Arrives to Advance Braddock Bay Excavation

    A pontoon excavator has been mobilized to complete the excavation activities at the Braddock Bay Ecosystem Restoration Project, Greece, NY.
  • February

    Great Lakes Explorer’s Club Hosts USACE Buffalo District Biologist

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District Biologist David Leput visited Buffalo public Schools West Hertel Academy, Buffalo, NY to discuss the Regulatory and Civil Works Programs, and to educate students on the science of environmental restoration.
  • Ohio’s Vegetation Index of Biotic Integrity Being Adapted for New York State

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District Mitigation Banking Coordinator Mark Gronceski has teamed up with Brian Gara at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Wetland Ecology Group (WEG) to adapt OEPA’s Vegetation Index of Biotic Integrity “Floristic Quality” (VIBI-FQ) tool for use in New York State.
  • USACE Buffalo District to Assist City of Rochester in Planning Study

    Under the Planning Assistance to States (PAS) program, the city of Rochester, New York has requested planning assistance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District to conduct an economic and dredging analysis, to help the city determine the benefits associated with making Rochester Harbor a tourist destination for Great Lakes cruise ships.
  • USACE Buffalo District Visits the Buffalo Museum of Science

    In celebration of National Engineer’s Week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District visited the Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, NY for hands-on engineering lessons, environmental monitoring, and dive team demonstrations, February 16, 2016.
  • USACE Buffalo District Celebrates Engineer’s Week

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District kicks off the start of Engineer’s week by hosting an Engineer Shadow Day for students from Buffalo, NY area school districts.
  • USACE Buffalo District Inspects Construction Activities at Braddock Bay

    Members from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District Planning, Environmental Analysis, and Project Management teams conducted an inspection of the construction activities associated with the Braddock Bay Ecosystem Restoration Project, January 29, 2016, located at the Braddock Bay Wildlife Management Area, Greece, NY.
  • Improvements to Black Rock Lock Dewatering Pumps

    The fact that the Black Rock Lock is still going strong and operating as designed is a testament to the ongoing operations and maintenance efforts undertaken by the USACE Buffalo District NY/PA Operations and Maintenance Office.