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Did you Know?

  • The Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) hosts 370 million visits annually to its recreation areas.
  • USACE-managed waters provide 33 percent of all U.S. freshwater fishing.
  • 47,956 volunteers work 1.4 million hours annually at USACE projects-- providing $33 million in value of service.
  • USACE manages 12 million acres of public lands and waters nationwide.
  • A visitor to USACE recreation areas can find 55,390 miles of shoreline; 11,211 miles of trails; 90,610 camp sites and 3,672 boat launch ramps nationally.

    2015 NRM Awards (select name to learn more about winner)

  • Hiram M. Chittenden Award for Interpretive Excellence - Tracy Spry
  • Natural Resources Management Environmental Compliance Employee of the Year - William D. Harlon III
  • Natural Resources Management Stewardship Employee of the Year - Dr. Kurt Moseley
  • Natural Resources Management Project of the Year Award - Lake Shelbyville
  • Natural Resources Management Recreational Employee of the Year - Rick Pingley
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     Black Dot Image Rock Island District, Saylorville Lake has 2 Pathways Intern students who will graduate from Iowa State University in December - Both have been at Saylorville since 2014 and have performed very well gaining experience in all of our program areas. Nate and Luke are hard workers and would be a great addition to any team. For more information on Nate and Luke contact: Supervisory Natural Resource Specialist Brian Nail @ or by phone at 515-276- 4656 x6515
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     Black Dot Image 11/19/15 - Webinar - Preliminary Results of Field Sampling and Monitoring of Herbicide Managed Giant Salvinia
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