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Army Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,200 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27. On this day, fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches will be waived.

Corps releases new policy for alterations to civil works projects

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— The Kansas City District is currently developing internal business processes to implement a new policy for requests to alter or occupy district authorized civil works projects. This includes the development of categorical permissions to address the most common requests.

Contract awarded for Harlan County Dam repair

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— The Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract on September 5, 2014, to OCCI, Inc., from Fulton, Mo., in the amount of $12.3 million for gate repairs at Harlan County Dam in Nebraska.

Boating basics to prepare for the holiday weekend

KANSAS CITY, Mo.,— Labor Day marks the end of summer for many lake visitors which also means boating and water-based recreation is coming to a close as well. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District manages 18 lakes that are popular boating destinations throughout Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. Regardless of your skill level or motivation for heading to the lake this weekend, the Corps of Engineers encourages you to have fun and stay safe. Please review a few boating safety tips to help ensure a safe return home.