Dr. Gary O. Dick (second from left), Director of the Engineer Research and Development Center's Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility at Lewisville Lake explains recent developments to Fort Worth District Environmental Planners Billy Colbert and Mandy McGuire while LAERF staff member Aaron Schad (far right) looks on. LAERF current research includes use of carp and harvesting beetles to combat non-native invasive vegetation. The Facility also is contracted to provide vegetation planting and management at the wetland cells for the Dallas Floodway Extension Project.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, Environmental Planner Billy Colbert listens intently as Dr. Gary O. Dick, Director of the Engineer Research and Development Center's Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility at Lewisville Lake explains current testing results at the fish ponds. The ponds are being analyzed to see what density of fish will be necessary to control an infestation of non-native hydrilla in a watershed.
Operations Project Manager for the Trinity Regional Project, Brian Phelps, welcomes other U.S. Army Corps of Engineer members, stakeholders and emergency responders to an Emergency Response Exercise held in the Lewisville Armed Forces Reserve Center Sept. 11. The exercise is one of the Interim Risk Reduction Measures requirements to be accomplished for the Lewisville Lake Dam.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District Dam Safety Program Manager Jason Vazquez listens intently while Emergency Management Deputy Chief Dorie Murphy explains Corps processes to other Corps members, stakeholders and emergency responders during an emergency response exercise held in the Lewisville Armed Forces Reserve Center Sept. 11. The exercise is on the Interim Risk Reduction Measures requirements to be accomplished for the Lewisville Lake Dam.
Four warriors attending the hunt are from left to right, Cody E. Hammer, former corporal, USMC, Army Sgt. Sam Boorse, Army Sgt. 1st Class William R. Poe and Army Staff Sgt. (ret.) William Bighouse. The four posed with Poe's catch, a 12-foor 2-inch, 450-pound alligator caught on B. A. Steinhagen Lake.
Army Sgt. Sam Boorse, Adny Gray, Natural Resource Specialist, Sam Rayburn Lake and Army Sgt. 1st Class William R. Poe work on getting an alligator into the boat.
Bryan Kotalik, construction representative, Fort Hood Hospital briefs Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, Chief of Engineers, on the current state of the hospitals construction.
Lieutenant General Thomas P. Bostick, Chief of Engineers, and Col. Charles H. Klinge, Jr., commander, Fort Worth District listen to a briefing outside the Fort Hood Chapel.
Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, Chief of Engineers, presents Wayne Carter, San Antonio Area Office with the Bronze de Fleury Medal for his exceptional service to the entire Army Engineer regiment throughout his military and civilian career during a town hall meeting held on Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston September 26.
Peggy Grubbs, Fort Worth District Deputy Engineer and James B. Miller, the District's Emerging Leader work with 9th grader Matthew Ramirez, 14 to complete a circuit during a Great Minds In STEM event at Highland High School in San Antonio, Texas September 26.
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PDF file11/02/2012 - This public notice is being issued to provide interested parties an opportunity to comment on a proposal to create the Rockin' K on Chambers Creek Mitigation Bank (RKMB), a stream and wetland mitigation bank located in Navarro County, Texas.

PDF file10/26/2012 - This public notice is being issued to provide interested parties an opportunity to comment on a proposal to establish the Phillips Creek Mitigation Bank (PCMB), a mitigation bank located west of Many, Louisiana in Sabine Parish.

PDF file10/04/2012 - Application for a Department of the Army Permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and for water quality certification under Section 401 of the CWA to discharge dredged and fill material into waters of the United States associated with the construction of a 138-acre commercial development in Farmers Branch, Dallas County, Texas.

PDF file09/13/2012 - Application for a Department of the Army Permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and for water quality certification under Section 401 of the CWA to discharge dredged and fill material into waters of the United States (U.S.) associated with the creation of an earthen material stockpile area for the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) 121 Regional Disposal Facility (RDF) in Melissa, Collin County, Texas.

PDF file09/11/2012 - National Public Lands Day (NPLD), an event held annually in September showcases our nation's public lands and the importance of protecting natural resources through responsible use and volunteerism. This year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will participate in a "Fee-Free" Day in partnership with our sister Federal land management agencies. Accordingly, all day use fees for visitors to Corps-managed recreation areas will be waived on 29 September 2012. This waiver covers boat launch ramp and swim beach fees. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities such as group picnic shelters. More information...

PDF file08/27/2012 - This Public Notice is being distributed for the purpose of advertising an upcoming training session designed to introduce interested parties to the use of the TXRAM model and Calculator. DATE OF TRAINING: September 20, 2012

PDF file08/17/2012 - Application for a Department of the Army Permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and for water quality certification under Section 401 of the CWA to discharge dredged and fill material into waters of the United States associated with the construction of the proposed Frost Gillaspy No. 11H well site, access road, and pipeline in Panola County, Texas.

PDF file08/06/2012 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District (USACE) is releasing this Public Notice to inform the public on additional Guidelines Covering Specific Elements for the Establishment of New Mitigation Banks in the Fort Worth District (Guidelines). The purpose of these Guidelines are twofold, first to clarify and announce procedures that are currently in effect and secondly to solicit comments on a series of additional considerations that would be incorporated into new mitigation banking proposals. These Guidelines have been developed based on input from the Interagency Review Team (IRT). These Guidelines along with use of the USACE mitigation banking templates (found here) will serve to increase predictability and transparency for mitigation banking activities, in addition to expediting the mitigation banking process.

PDF file08/01/2012 - Application for a Department of the Army Permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and for water quality certification under Section 401 of the CWA to discharge dredged and fill material into waters of the United States associated with the construction of Baylor University's On-campus Football Stadium in the City of Waco in McLennan County, Texas.

PDF file07/20/2012 - Application for a Department of the Army Permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and for water quality certification under Section 401 of the CWA to discharge dredged and fill material into waters of the United States associated with the construction of the Steeplechase North Residential Development in the Town of Hickory Creek in Denton County, Texas.

PDF file07/20/2012 - Application for a Department of the Army Permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and for water quality certification under Section 401 of the CWA to discharge dredged and fill material into waters of the United States (WOUS) associated with the construction of two crude oil tanks expanding the existing tank farm at the Delek Refinery in the city of Tyler, Smith County, Texas.

Web page06/29/2012 - Public Meeting Notice - Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study of Westside Creeks (July 11 & 12, 2012 San Antonio Texas).

PDF file06/27/2012 - This public notice is being issued to provide interested parties an opportunity to comment on a proposal to create the Hickory Mitigation Bank (HMB), a wetland mitigation bank located in Panola County, Texas.

PDF file06/26/2012 - Application for a Department of the Army Permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and for water quality certification under Section 401 of the CWA to discharge dredged and fill material into waters of the United States associated with improvements at Timbers Preserve Park located southwest of the intersection of Bunny Run Drive and South Maxwell Creek Road in the city of Murphy, Collin County, Texas.

PDF file06/22/2012 - Application for a Department of the Army Permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and for water quality certification under Section 401 of the CWA to discharge fill material into waters of the United States (WOUS) associated with the renewal of the Jewett Mine in Freestone, Leon, and Limestone Counties, Texas by Texas Westmoreland Coal Company.

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The Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department finds that zebraZebra Mussels mussels ("Dreissena polymorpha") present an immediate danger to aquatic species regulated by the department and hereby ORDERS the adoption of emergency rules to contain zebra mussels in all impounded and tributary waters of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River upstream from the Lewisville dam. The Executive Director authorizes the immediate submission of Notice of Emergency Rulemaking in the "Texas Register".

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