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What did the butterfly say when it got attacked?I butterfly away.*Photo of a Long-tailed Skipper
12/28/2022



What did the butterfly say when it got attacked?
I butterfly away.

*Photo of a Long-tailed Skipper

12/27/2022

Bobber, the Water Safety Dog, says, "No matter the season, always wear your life jacket while boating. Remember, Life Jackets Worn Nobody Mourns!"

12/26/2022

From Ready: Use caution driving during freezing temperatures. Roads can be frozen with black ice — and you might not even see it.

⚠️ Slow down & increase your following distance so you have time to stop for vehicles ahead of you.

More: nhtsa.gov/winter-driving-tips

12/26/2022
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Newly released: “America's Engineers: The People, Programs, and Projects of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers” is now available:

12/26/2022

From our U.S. Army Corps of Engineers family to yours -- Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

12/26/2022

We hope everyone gets some time this weekend for great food, good memories, and some well-deserved downtime.

12/24/2022


#12 Don't leave purchased gifts in plain view - lock them in your car!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

#11 Stay in the kitchen when something is cooking.         Unattended cooking equipment is the leading cause of home coo...
12/23/2022


#11 Stay in the kitchen when something is cooking.
Unattended cooking equipment is the leading cause of home cooking fires.

12/22/2022
12/22/2022


#10 Don’t burn wrapping paper in the fireplace.
Instead, find creative ways to reuse it!

Oh deer! Is that a reindeer? Nope! Those only come around on the 24th. This photo is of a group of white-tailed deer tak...
12/21/2022



Oh deer! Is that a reindeer?
Nope! Those only come around on the 24th. This photo is of a group of white-tailed deer taken in Wake Forest, NC.

Happy Holidays! 🦌🎅

#9 Do not drink and drive.       Know when to say when. Better yet, have a designated driver!
12/21/2022


#9 Do not drink and drive.
Know when to say when. Better yet, have a designated driver!

12/20/2022


#8 Turn off, unplug, and extinguish all decorations when going to sleep or leaving the house.
Unattended candles are the cause of one in five home candle fires. Half of home fire deaths occur between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

#7 Check decorations for certification label.      Decorations not bearing a label from an Independent testing laborator...
12/19/2022


#7 Check decorations for certification label.
Decorations not bearing a label from an Independent testing laboratory such as Underwriters Laboratories, Canadian Standards Association or lntertek have not been tested for safety and could be hazardous.

12/18/2022


#6 Keep combustibles at least three-feet from heat sources.
A heat source that was too close to the decoration was a factor in half of home fires that began with decorations.

#5 Use battery-operated candles.      Candles start almost half of home decoration fires.
12/17/2022


#5 Use battery-operated candles.
Candles start almost half of home decoration fires.

Photos from Memphis District Corps of Engineers's post
12/16/2022

Photos from Memphis District Corps of Engineers's post

#4 Keep your tree fresh by watering it daily.      Dry trees are a serious fire hazard.
12/16/2022


#4 Keep your tree fresh by watering it daily.
Dry trees are a serious fire hazard.

12/15/2022


#3 Do not overload electrical outlets.

Overloaded electrical outlets and faulty wires are a common cause of holiday fires. Avoid overloading outlets and plug only one high-wattage appliance into each outlet at a time.

12/14/2022

SafetyTips:
#2 Use care when installing lights on the roof
Inspect your ladder prior to use and ensure that ladder is properly set up. Step-ladders should be locked in the open position. Have someone hold the ladder while you are on it. Be careful not to reach too far!

12/13/2022

Here’s a little holiday jingle. On the 12th day of water safety, a park ranger showed to me… Happy Holidays and !

Let's kick off this holiday season with ! #1 Inspect electrical decorations for damage before use.Cracked or damaged soc...
12/13/2022

Let's kick off this holiday season with !
#1 Inspect electrical decorations for damage before use.
Cracked or damaged sockets, loose or bare wires, and loose connections may cause a serious shock or start a fire.

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This past Tuesday, December 6th, the Wilmington District's LTC Burnham and Supervisory Civil Engineer Greg Williams were...
12/08/2022

This past Tuesday, December 6th, the Wilmington District's LTC Burnham and Supervisory Civil Engineer Greg Williams were featured speakers at the Coastal Physics and Engineering Panel at Cape Fear Academy. Alongside Carolina Beach Town Manager Bruce Oakley, Dr. Williams and LTC Burnham answered student-generated questions about coastal development and combating erosion on our beaches. It was encouraging to see future STEM leaders engaged and realizing the importance of engineering on our coast.
USACE Wilmington thanks CFA for hosting a great event!

Town of Carolina Beach Government, NC
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division

12/07/2022

On Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we honor the thousands of Americans who died on Dec. 7, 1941. Thank you to all our servicemen and servicewomen who tirelessly work to preserve our safety and security.

 🐸Why are frogs so happy?They eat whatever bugs them!  *Photo of a Tree Frog in Raleigh, NC
12/07/2022

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Why are frogs so happy?
They eat whatever bugs them!


*Photo of a Tree Frog in Raleigh, NC

Timeline photos
12/05/2022

Timeline photos

MONDAY MOTIVATION.

12/05/2022

See large amounts of smoke coming from any of the wildlife managment areas listed below? No need to be alarmed! Check out the information below about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Natural Resources team at John H. Kerr Dam conducting perscribe burns.

12/05/2022

Have you heard of a float coat/jacket? This is a valuable piece of clothing to wear when boating during colder months. A U.S. Coast Guard approved float coat could provide additional protection from cold-water immersion if you fall into the water, especially if worn over a drysuit.

Photos from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division's post
11/30/2022

Photos from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division's post

What is a moth’s favorite type of glasses?Lampshades!*Photo of a Lunar Moth in Wake Forest, NC
11/30/2022



What is a moth’s favorite type of glasses?
Lampshades!

*Photo of a Lunar Moth in Wake Forest, NC

What does a chatty caterpillar become?A social butterfly.*Photo of a Hairstreaks Butterfly in Wake Forest, NC
11/23/2022



What does a chatty caterpillar become?
A social butterfly.

*Photo of a Hairstreaks Butterfly in Wake Forest, NC

11/22/2022

As you gear up for holiday travel, keep these tips in mind:

🚗 Create an emergency supply kit for your car.
🚗 Keep your gas tank full to avoid ice in the tank.
❄️ Check street conditions before heading out.

Learn more: ready.gov/winter-weather

Timeline photos
11/22/2022

Timeline photos

Stay safe when shoveling snow:

❄️ Take it slow to reduce the risk of a heart attack from overexertion.
❄️ Watch for signs of hypothermia, like shivering and confusion.
❄️ Follow us & U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) for updates & winter safety tips.

👉 ready.gov/winter-weather

Where does a lizard go when it drops its tail?A retail store!*Photo of a lizard in Wake Forest, NCDo you have any  photo...
11/16/2022



Where does a lizard go when it drops its tail?
A retail store!

*Photo of a lizard in Wake Forest, NC
Do you have any photos? Email us at [email protected]

11/15/2022

Today’s

Make sure everyone is wearing a life jacket.

Even experienced swimmers will experience shock within one minute in frigid water and lose muscle control within 10 minutes. ⏰

Don’t panic if you fall into the water. Stay afloat with the help of your life jacket, regain control of your breathing, and keep your head above water in vision of rescuers.

Prepare for your next cold-water adventure: https://safeboatingcampaign.com/news/prepare-for-cold-water-boating/

11/15/2022

As outside air temperatures and water temperatures get cooler remember to wear a life jacket and recreate safely on or near Kerr Reservoir! Check out the this infographic to learn more about the potential impacts of cold water. Questions call the Visitor Assistance Center at (434) 738-6143.

11/15/2022

Great news! A new Military LIFETIME Federal Park pass for Veterans and Gold Star Families will be available starting tomorrow on Veterans Day!

The Interagency Military Pass covers entrance fees and standard amenity fees (day use fees) at lands managed by the National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Army Corps of Engineers for current US military members, and dependents of current military members, US military veterans, and Gold Star Families.

In recent years, they were able to receive annual passes. The new interagency Military Lifetime Passes will be available starting November 11, 2022.

Here are the details from our partners at the National Park Service: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/veterans-and-gold-star-families-free-access.htm

11/15/2022

Thanksgiving fun for the kids!
Bobber the Water Safety Dog has new Thanksgiving posters, puzzles, and coloring sheets available for download! Visit http://bobber.info to get yours today.

11/15/2022

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