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  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Friends of the Wild Whoopers agree to assist in the recovery of endangered whooping cranes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Friends of the Wild Whoopers to assist in the recovery of endangered whooping cranes. Per the MOU, USACE and Friends of the Wild Whoopers will jointly assess whooping crane migration stopover habitat at USACE water resources development projects. The assessments will be used by USACE to develop work plans that maintain and improve existing habitat and create additional habitat for this critically endangered bird as part of USACE Environmental Stewardship Program.
  • Celebrate with safety this Fourth of July

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As one of the nation's largest federal providers of water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers promotes water safety and urges extra caution while in or around water during the upcoming Independence Day holiday.
  • “Spring Aboard” - Boaters urged to get educated before boating season

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The temperature may still be cool outside, but it is a perfect time of year to start getting prepared for the boating season. Boating safety advocates are urging boaters to enroll in a boating education course prior to the main boating season. Spring Aboard – Take a Boating Education Course campaign is a nationally coordinated effort during the week of March 18-24, 2018 to increase the awareness of taking a boating education course.
  • Cold water safety and hunter safety go hand-in-hand

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the cooler weather upon us, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District emphasizes safety while enjoying seasonal recreation opportunities. “Fall and winter months provide additional opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy our lakes,” said Zach Wallace, park ranger at Pomme de Terre Lake near Hermitage, Mo. “It’s important to remember the dangers associated with colder seasons like hypothermia and hunting related activities. Accidents can happen and it’s vital all visitors take the appropriate steps to ensure a safe experience.”