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Corps of Engineers at Smithville Lake announce limited access to Jerry Litton Visitor Center

SMITHVILLE, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Smithville Lake announce limited public access into the Jerry Litton Visitor Center due to construction projects scheduled November 12, 2018 through March 31, 2019. All Visitor Center exhibits will be closed. The reception area of the visitor center will remain open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. for maps and general information. [Read More]
Published: Nov-06-18

Corps urges hunters and outdoor enthusiasts to use caution this fall

Whether your hunting season started Labor Day weekend or you are still awaiting your first opportunity to venture out, hunter safety is a must. First, let’s take a moment to think about your favorite hunting spot. This may include a short, 4-minute boat ride across a small cove to a grove of flooded willows or a hike back in to a small opening tucked into the timber that are sure to draw an early morning shooting opportunity. Either way, before you put on your hunting gear here are five safety musts to ensure many return visits to that favorite spot! Read on. . . [Read More]
Published: Nov-06-18

Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,800 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, Nov. 11 and 12. The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities (group picnic shelters) and events. Other agencies that manage recreation areas on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver in the areas that they manage. [Read More]
Published: Nov-05-18

Heartland Corps Small Business Deputy recognized for successes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, Small Business Deputy, Arthur Saulsberry, was recognized by the Northwestern Division as the division nominee for the Small Business Deputy of the Year. “Arthur’s many contributions to the success of the Small Business Program reflect great honor not only upon himself, but also the district, the Northwestern Division and the Corps of Engineers as an enterprise,” said Col. Doug Guttormsen, commander, Kansas City District. [Read More]
Published: Nov-05-18

Public Notice: Open house for the former Nebraska Ordnance Plant

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, will host an Open House on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 4:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Country Club in Yutan, Neb. The VFW Country Club is located south of Highway 92 at 1581 Yutan Road. The public is invited. Project personnel will be available to provide and interpret water sampling results and other site data. To learn more about the former Nebraska Ordnance Plant, please plan on attending our Open House. There will be a brief informational presentation on the 2017 Containment Evaluation at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Nov-01-18

Stockton Lake to host annual managed deer hunt, some areas closed to public

STOCKTON, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Stockton Lake and Stockton Lions Club will host the 21st Annual Stockton Lake Managed Deer Hunt for persons with physical disabilities Nov. 3-4, 2018, in Hawker Point, Masters and Orleans Trail South parks. [Read More]
Published: Oct-22-18

Murrell honored by Corps for ‘Act of Heroism’ at Truman Lake

The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recognized a citizen yesterday for heroism. At Long Shoal Marina near Warsaw, Mo., Truman Lake Operations Project Manager Jim Sandberg presented an 'Act of Heroism' award to Lonnie Murrell, of Warsaw, Mo., for saving the lives of a group of men involved in a boating accident. [Read More]
Published: Oct-19-18

Heartland Corps recognizes Geary County sheriff’s deputy and a Fort Riley Army soldier for heroism

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recognized a Geary County sheriff’s deputy and a Fort Riley Army soldier for heroism yesterday in Junction City, Kan. At the Geary County sheriff's office, Milford Lake Park Manager Ken Wenger presented two 'Act of Heroism' awards to Private 1st Class Chance Harriss, stationed at Fort Riley, Kan., and from Sacramento, Calif., and Deputy Rick Parsons, from Junction City, Kan., for saving the lives of two children. [Read More]
Published: Oct-10-18

Kansas City District delivers $328 million in project awards for Fiscal Year ‘18

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District wrapped up final contract awards for fiscal year 2018, the team took a moment to reflect on a few major accomplishments and how they tie into the district mission.The district awarded about 1,360 contracts worth more than $328 million in fiscal year 2018. [Read More]
Published: Oct-05-18

Corps of Engineers at Stockton Lake invite comments on shoreline management plan

STOCKTON, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Stockton Lake invite public comments regarding shoreline management. The final draft Shoreline Management Plan for Stockton Lake establishes policy and furnishes guidelines for the protection and preservation of the desirable environmental characteristics of the shoreline while maintaining a balance between public and private shoreline use. [Read More]
Published: Sep-24-18
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