Marcus Jones, Norfolk city manager and Col. Jason Kelly, Norfolk District commander  sign the Feasibility Coast Share Agreement for the Norfolk flood risk management study on February 3, 2016. The agreement allows the Norfolk District to take a comprehensive look at the city of Norfolk to identify potential areas that projects could be constructed to protect the city from flooding and sea-level rise. (U.S. Army photo/Kerry Solan)
Norfolk Flood Study Signing
Marcus Jones, Norfolk city manager and Col. Jason Kelly, Norfolk District commander sign the Feasibility Coast Share Agreement for the Norfolk flood risk management study on Feb. 3, 2016. The agreement allows the Norfolk District to take a comprehensive look at the city of Norfolk to identify potential areas that projects could be constructed to protect the city from flooding and sea-level rise. (U.S. Army photo/Kerry Solan)
District Commander Col. Jason Kelly and IIES Branch Chief Keith Lockwood accept recognition from Elizabeth River Project for the district's local environmental stewardship. Lockwood headed up efforts to achieve "Model Level" business recognition for the district's "exceptional environmentally responsible practices."
RiverStars Award
District Commander Col. Jason Kelly and IIES Branch Chief Keith Lockwood accept recognition from Elizabeth River Project for the district's local environmental stewardship. Lockwood headed up efforts to achieve "Model Level" business recognition for the district's "exceptional environmentally responsible practices."
 Dredging contractors work to remove roughly 23,300 cubic yards of material from Tylers Beach, a small harbor of refuge here, December 15, 2015. The $788,800 Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 funded project allows watermen and other boaters access to and from the small channel and harbor, which at times is impassable.
Small project means big impact for local watermen
Dredging contractors work to remove roughly 23,300 cubic yards of material from Tylers Beach, a small harbor of refuge here, December 15, 2015. The $788,800 Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 funded project allows watermen and other boaters access to and from the small channel and harbor, which at times is impassable.
In front of a mostly packed house in Tangier Island’s combined-school cafeteria, a panel of Norfolk District leaders, engineers and scientists briefed the community on progress of the jetty project.
Bay islanders receive status update on needed jetty
In front of a mostly packed house in Tangier Island’s combined-school cafeteria, a panel of Norfolk District leaders, engineers and scientists briefed the community on progress of the jetty project.
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Double-depth concrete liners are prepositioned on site at Arlington National Cemetery’s Millennium Project here October 20, 2015. The liners are a first for the cemetery, which in the past placed single-depth concrete liners into burial spaces just prior to a funeral service. The new system presets the liners at 18 inches below the surface, allows for two caskets to be placed inside and increases efficiency when prepping a plot for burial. Learn more about the Millennium Project at http://bit.ly/MillenniumProj. (U.S. Army photo/Patrick Bloodgood)
New liner system increases efficiency at Arlington
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Double-depth concrete liners are being installed at Arlington National Cemetery’s Millennium Project. The new system presets the liners at 18 inches below the surface, allows for two caskets to be placed inside and increases efficiency when prepping a plot for burial.
The Army Corps of Engineers and its partner, Virginia Port Authority, preparing Environmental Assessment to evaluate environmental impacts from reasonable project alternatives, and to determine the potential for significant impacts.
Environmental assessment planning underway for deepening Norfolk Harbor and Channels and Elizabeth River Southern Branch improvements
The Army Corps of Engineers and its partner, Virginia Port Authority, preparing Environmental Assessment to evaluate environmental impacts from reasonable project alternatives, and to determine the potential for significant impacts.
CAMDEN COUNTY, N.C. -- The Dismal Swamp Canal offers boaters a tranquil and serene trip down the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. On average, more than 700 boaters utilize the canal between the months of September and December.
Dismal Serenity
Did you know that on average more than 700 boaters utilize the Dismal Swamp Canal between the months of September and December. The Canal offers a tranquil and serene trip down the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

Public Notices

Chudoba Industrial Park

2/9/2016
Roslyn Farm Corporation proposes to construct the approximately 40-acre Chudoba Industrial Park in Prince George County, VA. The project would provide “pad ready” commercial/industrial sites on property within the Virginia Enterprise Zone. The project is an industrial/commercial development of three large warehouse buildings (47,000 to 135,200 square feet) each with associated truck parking/docking and employee parking. The project would result in permanent impacts to approximately 1.42 acres of non-tidal wetlands associated with unnamed tributaries to Blackwater Swamp. Public Notice comment period ends 10 March 2016.

U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown

2/2/2016
The applicant proposes to dredge approximately 89,257 cubic yards of material to a maximum depth of -10 feet below mean low water from approximately 296,208 square feet of subaqueous bottom within Wormley Creek and the York River. The project will realign the existing channel where Wormely Creek meets the York River, and create a channel to the existing boat ramp at the Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown. The dredged material from the channel will be removed by mechanical or hydraulic cutterhead dredge methods during the initial and future maintenance dredging cycles. The sandy dredged material from the entrance of the channel will be used as beach nourishment along the York River shoreline of the Coast Guard Training Center York, and the fine dredge material will be transported by bottom dump scow to the Wolftrap Alternate Placement Site within the Chesapeake Bay.

Centerville Properties

1/20/2016
Tri City Properties, LLC proposes to fill 47.1 acres of forested non-tidal wetlands in order to construct a mixed commercial-residential development known as Centerville Properties on a 53.8-acre portion of a larger parcel (428 acres). The wetlands are adjacent to a tributary to Stumpy Lake and the North Landing River. The property is located on the east side of Centerville Turnpike North in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake, Virginia. Public Notice comment period ends February 19, 2016.

draft Environmental Assessment United States Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown

1/7/2016
The proposed action is to hydraulically or mechanically dredge the Wormley Creek Channel located at the United States Coast Guard Training Center in Yorktown, Va., to a maintained depth of -7 feet mean lower low water (MLLW) plus -2 feet paid overdepth and -1 foot non-paid overdepth for a maximum depth of -10 feet MLLW. Dredging of the Wormley Creek Channel will remove approximately 75,000 cubic yards of dredged material in approximately 6.8 acres.

Newport News Connector Road

1/7/2016
The City of Newport News proposes the construction of a new connector road to be named Independence Boulevard in the northern end of the city connecting Fort Eustis Boulevard with Denbigh Boulevard. The project is located in wetlands connected to Stony Run, a tributary of the tidal Warwick River, in Newport News, Virginia.

Latest News

DLA Aviation Operations Center Phase I construction in full swing

1/21/2016
Construction on the new five-story Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Operations Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia is in full swing and a great deal of progress has been made since the groundbreaking ceremony back on Oct. 15, 2015.

Bay islanders receive status update on needed jetty

12/16/2015
In front of a mostly packed house in Tangier Island’s combined-school cafeteria, a panel of Norfolk District leaders, engineers and scientists briefed the community on progress of the jetty project.

Final FNOD board meeting of 2015 scheduled

11/30/2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host their quarterly public meeting regarding restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot Thursday.

Fort Norfolk to temporarily close to visitors

11/6/2015
Fort Norfolk will close to visitors from Nov. 12-27 as contractors perform various landscape repairs to the historic War of 1812-era coastal fortification.

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