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  • December

    Corps awards $900,000 dredging contract to Miss. company

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $991,500 contract to a Cleveland, Miss.- based company to dredge the Tangier Island, Va. federal navigation channel.
  • Careers don’t always STEM from childhood dreams

    On sunny days, Kristen Donofrio’s long strides carry her toward her beloved sport bike. The biologist reaches the parking spot and swings a leg over her cobalt blue motorcycle, slides a slick, made-for-speed helmet over her dark brown bob, and turns the engine over. Her pianist fingers play over the bike’s grips, and she launches herself into Norfolk’s afternoon traffic. On the ride home, shorelines and wetlands churning with life blur past her – ecosystems that, as a biologist, she is committed to saving.
  • Final 2013 FNOD Restoration Advisory Board meets Dec. 5

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host its final 2013 quarterly meeting of the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot Restoration Advisory Board Dec. 5.
  • November

    BOEM, NASA and Corps team up to protect coastal launch assets

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announces an agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, authorizing the dredging of up to one million cubic yards of sand from the outer continental shelf to restore the shoreline at NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia.
  • Great Bridge Lock reopens

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, reopened the Great Bridge Locks, on the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, for normal operations here Nov. 23.
  • Norfolk District awards contract to isolate, identify damage to Great Bridge Lock

    Norfolk District has awarded U.S. Facilities, Inc. a contract modification to isolate and inspect the damaged valve at the Great Bridge Lock in Chesapeake, Va.
  • Great Bridge Lock down; repairs underway

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to repair the Great Bridge Lock after an underwater valve failed Tuesday.
  • Great Bridge Lock down; Corps divers on the scene

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed the Great Bridge Lock in Chesapeake, Va., at approximately 7:30 a.m., today to repair inoperative valve.
  • October

    Temporary Flame transferred to permanent Eternal Flame at President John F. Kennedy's gravesite

    The temporary flame that has been operating at the gravesite of President John F. Kennedy and his family since this spring was transferred to the permanent Eternal Flame in a ceremony here, Oct. 29, 2013. The temporary flame was in place while upgrades and testing took place for the Eternal Flame.
  • Craney Island mosquito spraying set for Oct. 30

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the city of Portsmouth, Va., will conduct the final joint aerial mosquito spraying of the season tomorrow at federal properties on Craney Island, adjacent city properties and the Churchland area in Portsmouth.
  • New Hoffler Creek resident enhances neighborhood’s quality-of-life

    Around the muddy banks of Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve in Portsmouth, Va., a new home for Virginia's eastern oyster took shape Oct. 16.
  • Continuing resolution reopens district's regulatory office

    Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulatory employees returned to work today after the enactment of a continuing resolution to fund the government until January 15. The employees, environmental scientists and administrative support staff assigned to the Norfolk District’s Regulatory Branch, will restart regulatory operations immediately, said Kimberly Prisco-Baggett, acting chief of the branch.
  • Norfolk District snags installation support award

    U.S. Army Installation Management Command awarded the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the 2012 Director of Public Works Installation Support Program of the Year. The nomination noted Norfolk District’s “team approach in delighting the ultimate customer – the soldier.”
  • District furloughs employees as USACE suspends regulatory operations nationwide

    NORFOLK -- The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will issue furlough notices to 48
  • Going big: district tackles oysters, Lynnhaven

    Contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are moving mountains of fossil oyster shell from Craney Island in Portsmouth, Va., to build 16 acres of sanctuary reefs in Elizabeth River and some of its tributaries, while the work to bring environmental restoration on the Lynnhaven River is ongoing.
  • Great Bridge Locks reopen as tidal waters recede

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reopened the great bridge lock in Chesapeake, Va.
  • Great Bridge Locks closed due to tidal waters

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed the Great Bridge Lock in Chesapeake, Va., due to higher than normal tidal waters infiltrating the lock’s gears.
  • Lynnhaven Inlet dredging contract awarded; material earmarked for beneficial reuse

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $2 million contract Sept. 28 to maintenance dredge the Lynnhaven Inlet Federal Navigation Channel in Virginia Beach, Va.
  • September

    Currituck rescues stranded boater from James River

    The crew found a man, soaked and shivering in the 64-degree night.
  • Gathright Dam to conduct fourth pulse release of 2013

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will conduct a pulse release at Gathright Dam, near Covington, Va., on Tuesday, Sept. 24, beginning at approximately 6 a.m. The water release will gradually increase and peak at 3,500 cubic feet per second by 9 a.m.