Valjean Stell-Burns (left), chief of the Internal Review Office, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District receives a Certificate of Retirement from Savannah District Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Alex Duffy, during her retirement ceremony May 16. Stell-Burns officially retires June 3, 2023 after 42 years of federal service.
A ring-billed gull sits on the head section of a dredge pipe in the dredged material containment areas along the Savannah River, March 23, 2023. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, facilitates the beneficial use of dredged material by building bird habitats with sediment from the Savannah River.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District signed the Canon Conservation Agreement with the Coastal Heritage Society and Georgia Department of Natural Resources at the Savannah History Museum March 30. The 19 canons found in the Savannah River will be placed in this museum once their restoration is complete at the Conservation Research Laboratory at Texas A&M.
(L-R) Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jaime Pinkham; Fred Voigt, Jr., Dover Bluff Club; Mark Williams, Georgia Department of Natural Resources commissioner; Col. Joseph Geary, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District commander; Clay Montague, Dover Bluff Club; and Drew Young, Office of United States Senator Raphael Warnock recognize the closure of man-made cuts during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Brunswick, Georgia, March 24, 2023. The event celebrated the collective commitment of restoring the environment and the partnerships of the community contributed to the project’s success.
Georgia Ports Authority Board Chair Joel Wooten; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, commander, Colonel Joseph Geary (center); and GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch (right) signed an agreement Feb. 13, 2023, to begin the design phase for the Brunswick Harbor Modifications Project. The project will expand the Cedar Hammock Range, allowing vessels greater access to the Port of Brunswick.
Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, traveled to the dams at Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond Lakes to provide mandatory dam safety training Feb. 1-2, 2023.
Three team members from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, visited Woodville-Tompkins Institute for the Society of Women Engineers’ 11th annual Girls Engineer It Day Expo Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023.

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Turpentine Run is a Flood Risk Management project located within the Nadir development of St. Thomas and is authorized for design and construction. This Review Plan defines the scope and level of peer review activities required during the design process.

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Finding of Suitability to Transfer (FOST) is to document the environmental suitability of the North Landfill Area Property (hereafter “the Property”) at Fort Gillem for transfer to the Urban Redevelopment Agency of the City of Forest Park consistent with Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Section 120(h) and Department of Defense policy. In addition, the FOST includes the CERCLA Notice, Covenant, and Access Provisions and other Deed Provisions and the Environmental Protection Provisions (EPPs) necessary to protect human health or the environment after such transfer.

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The Corps is proposing to conduct maintenance dredging of shoaled areas within the Cumberland Dividings area of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), from river miles 704.5 through 709.5, and has developed placement alternatives that consider previously used upland placement sites as well as beneficial use of dredged material (BUDM) placement areas consistent with Section 125 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020.

Approximately 316,000 cubic yards of sediment will be removed from the channel utilizing Hydraulic cutterhead dredges. The Corps is proposing placement of dredged material at one preferred site that would restore a highly eroded island habitat. The proposed location was chosen with consideration toward cultural, environmental, economic, and recreational resources.

The Department of the Army invites the public to review and comment on the Proposed Plan (PP) for Burial Site No. 3, FTG-09, at Fort Gillem in Forest Park, Georgia. The PP presents the U.S. Army’s (Army) Preferred Remedial Alternative that addresses contaminated soil and groundwater at FTG-09. The Army’s Preferred Remedial Alternative at the FTG-09 Site includes On-Post Source Area and Off-Post Groundwater South of FTG-09. The Preferred Remedial Alternative for the On-Post Source Area is Chemical Oxidation.

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PROJECT NAME: Southern LNG Ship Slip. COUNTY: Chatham. NEAREST NAMED WATERWAY: Savannah River. OVERALL PROJECT PURPOSE: To maintain the depth within the existing ship slip to provide sufficient under-keel clearance (working safe draft) for the vessels that call on the facility.
Published: 5/25/2023