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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, USACE Commanding General and 55th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, recently signed the Chief’s Report for the Three Forks of Beargrass Creek Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study – a major milestone for the project. USACE Louisville District completed the Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility study to restore both instream and riparian habitat within the Beargrass Creek watershed in Louisville, Kentucky. Read the full news release and watch the project overview video by clicking the links below.
The Public Affairs Office is pleased to share the May/June 2022 issue of the Falls City Engineer. Articles in this issue include: • Three Forks of Beargrass Creek Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study reaches major milestone with signing of Chief’s Report • Louisville District Dam Safety team works hard to ensure dams are reliable • Introducing Louisville District’s first ever River Ranger: Lisa Freeman • ERCIP aims to improve energy resilience, security and conservation for military projects • USACE Construction Division Chief promoted to Brigadier General in U.S. Army Reserve • Grissom Air Reserve Base cuts ribbon on new Aerial Port Facility • Environmental engineers monitor water quality through groundwater sampling • Construction continues on Canandaigua VA hospital project • Louisville Veterans Administration Medical Center project team recognizes Construction Safety Week • The buzz around Patoka Lake is that pollinators are an important part of nature • USACE Drones provide an eye in the sky for engineers • It takes all of us: National Safety Month spotlight
Geese across the water, sun across the sky | by James Merkley | Photo of the Week
Book Release: A History of the Louisville District Corps of Engineers 2005 - 2016 By Kimberlee Turner https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll4/id/376?fbclid=IwAR0KCdcMULZ35Bz29fylu9JDYPLA_iVdBt32BD-YqlTdx_NsAZv7Q-yCb7Y
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information relating to the US Army Corps of Engineers is available at the link below.
The 2018 National Inventory of Dams (NID) is now available! All charts, queries and maps reflect the most current NID database. The NID was populated using the 116th Congressional District information. State and federal dam regulators provided their data from May to November 2018 for inclusion in the 2018 database.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the nation’s leading provider of outdoor recreation with over 400 lake and river projects in 43 states and more than 360 million visits per year. Please be careful in and around the water because even strong swimmers drown. Check out this website to find valuable tips and resources that could save your life or the life of someone you care about.

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The buzz around Patoka Lake is that pollinators are an important part of nature
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Geese across the water, sun across the sky | by James Merkley | Photo of the Week
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commanding General Maj. Gen. Richard Heitkamp administers the oath of office to U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Kirk Dailey during a promotion ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky April 22, 2022. Dailey will serve as the deputy commanding general of the 416th Theater Engineering Command for the U.S. Army Reserve and currently serves as USACE Louisville District construction division chief. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Jack Sweeney)
Lisa Freeman, natural resources specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District presents the history and purpose of the Falls of the Ohio National Wildlife Conservation Area during an Earth Day clean-up event at Shawnee Park in Louisville, Kentucky April 22, 2022. USACE, along with numerous organizations celebrated Earth Day by picking up trash and cleaning up the south shore of Shawnee Park and the north shore of the Falls of the Ohio Wildlife Conservation Area. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Charles Delano)
Jim Merkley, park ranger and beekeeper at Patoka Lake, inspects a frame with honeybees on it to see if the hive is healthy and its residents are all doing their jobs June 1, 2022. (Photo by Michael Maddox, USACE Louisville District Public Affairs)
Patoka Lake is home to two hives of honeybees – each containing 20,000 to 60,000 of the flying little pollinators. (Photo by Michael Maddox, USACE Louisville District Public Affairs)
The Public Affairs Office is pleased to share the May/June 2022 issue of the Falls City Engineer newsletter: https://www.dvidshub.net/publication/issues/64084 Articles in this issue include: • Three Forks of Beargrass Creek Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study reaches major milestone with signing of Chief’s Report • Louisville District Dam Safety team works hard to ensure dams are reliable • Introducing Louisville District’s first ever River Ranger: Lisa Freeman • ERCIP aims to improve energy resilience, security and conservation for military projects • USACE Construction Division Chief promoted to Brigadier General in U.S. Army Reserve • Grissom Air Reserve Base cuts ribbon on new Aerial Port Facility • Environmental engineers monitor water quality through groundwater sampling • Construction continues on Canandaigua VA hospital project • Louisville Veterans Administration Medical Center project team recognizes Construction Safety Week • The buzz around Patoka Lake is that pollinators are an important part of nature • USACE Drones provide an eye in the sky for engineers • It takes all of us: National Safety Month spotlight
The Public Affairs Office is pleased to share the May/June 2022 issue of the Falls City Engineer newsletter: https://www.dvidshub.net/publication/issues/64084

Articles in this issue include:

•	Three Forks of Beargrass Creek Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study reaches major milestone with signing of Chief’s Report
•	Louisville District Dam Safety team works hard to ensure dams are reliable
•	Introducing Louisville District’s first ever River Ranger: Lisa Freeman 
•	ERCIP aims to improve energy resilience, security and conservation for military projects
•	USACE Construction Division Chief promoted to Brigadier General in U.S. Army Reserve
•	Grissom Air Reserve Base cuts ribbon on new Aerial Port Facility
•	Environmental engineers monitor water quality through groundwater sampling
•	Construction continues on Canandaigua VA hospital project
•	Louisville Veterans Administration Medical Center project team recognizes Construction Safety Week
•	The buzz around Patoka Lake is that pollinators are an important part of nature
•	USACE Drones provide an eye in the sky for engineers
•	It takes all of us: National Safety Month spotlight
#Photo of the Week | Sunny Day with a Swallowtail Butterfly at Cecil M. Harden Lake in Rockville, Ind. by Ranger Chris DeSmit
Bluebells for the Bees | Photo of the Week | Jon Fillingham
Beargrass Creek at Cherokee park

Beargrass Creek News Release: https://go.usa.gov/xJaCj 

Video: https://youtu.be/4NbUjtOCyIk

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