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  • February

    River outreach underway

    Communication is key, and the Kansas City District understands that concept and strives to implement it. “We have more stakeholders than we know,” said John Grothaus, Kansas City District’s chief of planning. “We are actively searching for them, working to communicate with them to learn their needs while informing what the Corps of Engineers does and how we can best serve the public.”
  • October

    Smithville Lake aims to boost dwindling butterfly and bee population

    Pollinators such as butterflies and bees have been on the decline in recent years, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District is actively working to increase their numbers. Monarch butterfly populations have decreased by 90 percent due to loss of habitat and nectar sources. Milkweed, the sole food source for monarch butterfly larvae, has diminished drastically in the United States due to mowing and herbicide use, especially along roadways and agricultural land.