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A living laboratory along the shores of Lake Michigan

Northerly Island will act as a living educational spot as part of the world-renowned Museum Campus - also home to attractions like the Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium. The Corps leads the 40-acre habitat restoration project on land home to Chicago’s second World’s Fair, but more recently used for an airport. [Read More]
Published: Jul-17-14

Permit us to work with you: Corps Regulatory Program

The Department of the Army Regulatory Program is one of the oldest in the federal government. There are approximately 1,300 regulators working in 38 Corps district offices nationwide. Though the landscapes and primary missions may fluctuate across districts, all of the regulatory specialists serve the same role – as protectors of our main life source, water. And the Corps – as a steward of waters in 43 states – is committed to the national goal of no net loss of aquatic resources. [Read More]
Published: Jul-17-14

2014 Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework Released

The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) announced a coordinated strategy to protect the Great Lakes from silver and bighead carp, building on previous efforts to prevent self-sustaining populations from becoming established in the Great Lakes. The 2014 Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework introduces several new initiatives, including testing and deploying new physical and chemical control tools, constructing a new electric barrier in the Chicago Area Waterway System, and building a project to physically separate the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins at Eagle Marsh near Fort Wayne, Ind. [Read More]
Published: Jun-24-14

Officials mark construction end for East Chicago pipe lining project

Rep. Pete Visclosky, officials from East Chicago, Ind., and the Chicago District held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the end of construction for the East Chicago pipe lining project, June 4, 2014. This project will alleviate leakage and basement flooding in this residential area. [Read More]
Published: Jun-04-14

Drew becomes 64th commander of Corps’ Chicago District

Col. Christopher T. Drew assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District from Col. Frederic A. Drummond Jr. during a Change of Command ceremony at the Harold Washington Library, May 30, 2014. Drew becomes the 64th commander of the district, which has been responsible for water resources development in the Chicago metropolitan area since 1833. [Read More]
Published: May-30-14

Officials mark construction end for Gary Black Oak sewer improvement project

Rep. Peter Visclosky, local officials, and the Corps held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the construction end for the Gary Black Oak phase II sewer improvement project in Gary, Ind., May 16, 2014. [Read More]
Published: May-16-14

Officials to mark construction end for Gary Black Oak sewer improvement project

Rep. Peter Visclosky, officials from Gary, Ind., and the Corps will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the end of construction for the Gary Black Oak phase II sewer improvement project, Friday, May 16, 2014. [Read More]
Published: May-13-14

Chicago Park District and Corps host public meeting for Jackson Park project

The CPD in cooperation with the Corps will host a community meeting to discuss the Jackson Park Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration Project, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the Jackson Park Fieldhouse: 6401 S. Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL. 60637. The Corps posted for a 30-day public review a draft study report and Environmental Assessment for the project April 11, 2014. The project site consists of approximately 155 acres of natural land along the western coast of Lake Michigan between 56th and 67th streets. [Read More]
Published: May-05-14

Going Green: protecting our Great Lakes from the invasive Asian carp

The Corps of Engineers, along with its partners in the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee, is committed to preventing these invasive fish from becoming established in the Great Lakes to include putting electricity in water, participating in extensive monitoring to locate the fish, increasing the understanding of DNA water samples and conducting an extensive study that looks at options to prevent the transfer of all aquatic nuisance species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins. [Read More]
Published: Mar-26-13