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SAVANNAH, Ga. – A pair of Savannah District leaders form links in the chain of community partners aiding a local school to achieve academic excellence in the scientific and mathematical fields.
Corps' partnership with school leads to academic accreditation
SAVANNAH, Ga. – A pair of Savannah District leaders form links in the chain of community partners aiding a local school to achieve academic excellence in the scientific and mathematical fields.
An aerial shot (merged from two photos) of the Cockspur Island Lighthouse taken March 30, 2016 at high tide.
Georgia's smallest lighthouse sees big improvements
An aerial shot (merged from two photos) of the Cockspur Island Lighthouse taken March 30, 2016 at high tide.
The dredge Padre Island of Great Lakes Doc & Dredge Company, works to deepen the outer channel of the Savannah harbor as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) on March 30, 2016. The harbor deepening will allow larger, post-Panamax ships to visit Savannah more easily and with heavier loads. Savannah's Garden City terminal is the fourth busiest container port in the USA and the second busiest on the East Coast.
Bird's eye view: The dredge Padre Island continues work on SHEP
The dredge Padre Island of Great Lakes Doc & Dredge Company, works to deepen the outer channel of the Savannah harbor as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) on March 30, 2016.
Aaron Murphy, a Savannah Corps forester, observes an area of activity during Thurmond Lake's Turkey Hunt  April 1 held at Bussey Point Management Area. The annual event offers a handful of hopefuls the chance to hunt Eastern Wild Turkeys who inhabit the isolated stretch of forest.
Hunter’s game dampened by stormy opponent
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Like a game of chess, the players lie in wait to outsmart their opponent’s next move. But on a morning besieged by rain, the turkeys had nature’s advantage. The inclement weather doesn’t deter seasoned woodsman and hunter Aaron Murphy, a Savannah District forester, from pursuing the hunt.
A backhoe removes trees and debris from one of two sites that will house the dissolved oxygen system on the Savannah River.
Workers prepare site for dissolved oxygen system
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Just like a nurse who swabs an arm before injecting vaccine into a patient, workers began clearing debris and underbrush from land set to house dissolved oxygen injection equipment for the Savannah River.

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Corps seeks public comments on hydrilla management plan to reduce bald eagle deaths at J. Strom Thurmond Lake

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Wildlife managers have a plan to decrease the number of bald eagle deaths related to the invasive plant hydrilla growing in Thurmond Lake through the use of grass-eating carp and herbicide.
Published: 4/26/2016

Hartwell Lake campgrounds and day use areas to open for recreation season

SAVANNAH, Ga. – As the peak of the 2016 recreation season approaches, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell Lake Office will open the following campgrounds and day use areas May 1:
Published: 4/22/2016

Trash disposal sites confirmed for Hartwell Lake’s cleanup campaign

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials at the Hartwell Lake Project site are preparing trash disposal sites in anticipation of the lake’s annual Cleanup Greenup campaign scheduled April 16-23. Corps officials encourage visitors to dispose of trash in proper and authorized containers such as public trash collection locations provided by counties surrounding the lake. For purposes of the cleanup, additional containers will be available during the event at the following locations:
Published: 4/11/2016

Seasonal volunteer opportunities available at Hartwell Lake

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Advocates of the lake seeking a volunteer opportunity are invited to apply for two positions at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell Project site for the 2016 recreation season.
Published: 4/5/2016

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