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12/24/2023


#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 c...
12/23/2023


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

12/22/2023


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

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Wilmington District received 1 million dollars of additional supplemental appro...
12/21/2023

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Wilmington District received 1 million dollars of additional supplemental appropriations via the Disaster Relief Act (DRA) for the General Reevaluation Report (GRR) of the Surf City Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) project.

This is a significant step forward in the process of re-nourishing Surf City’s beaches. The town of Surf City and USACE Wilmington will continue to work diligently towards implementing this 50-year beach nourishment project.

Click here to read more:
https://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/Article/3624802/surf-city-to-receive-additional-supplemental-appropriations-via-disaster-relief/

https://www.surfcitync.gov/2370/Beach-Nourishment

Town of Surf City
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Wilmington District received 1 million dollars of additional supplemental appropriations via the Disaster Relief Act (DRA) for the General Reevaluation Report

  #9 Do not drink and drive.       Know when to say when. Better yet, have a designated driver!
12/21/2023


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

12/20/2023


#8 Turn off, unplug, and extinguish all decorations when sleeping or leaving the house.
Unattended candles are the cause of one in five home candle fires. Half of home fire deaths occur between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am

  #7 Check decorations for certification label.      Decorations not bearing a label from an Independent testing laborat...
12/19/2023


#7 Check decorations for certification label.
Decorations not bearing a label from an Independent testing laboratory could be hazardous as they have not been tested for safety and could be hazardous.

12/18/2023
12/18/2023


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

  #5 Use battery-operated candles.      Candles start almost half of home decoration fires.
12/17/2023


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

  #4 Keep your tree fresh by watering it daily.      Dry trees are a serious fire hazard.
12/16/2023


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

12/15/2023


#3 Do not overload electrical outlets.

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

12/14/2023

SafetyTips:
#2 Use care when installing lights on the roof
Inspect your ladder before use and ensure that the 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!

Let's kick off this holiday season with  !  #1 Inspect electrical decorations for damage before use.Cracked or damaged s...
12/13/2023

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 severe shock or start a fire.

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12/11/2023
On Nov. 27, John H. Kerr Reservoir (Buggs Island Lake), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Rangers Jones and Brown partic...
12/07/2023

On Nov. 27, John H. Kerr Reservoir (Buggs Island Lake), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Rangers Jones and Brown participated in the Warren County Middle School Career Fair, where they had the opportunity to share the mission of the US Army Corps of Engineers with students. Rangers described the career and job duties of park rangers, foresters, and biologists and discussed other opportunities that USACE offers!
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division

 What do you call Santa’s most impolite reindeer?"Rude-olph."*Photo of a White-Tailed Buck by Philpott Lake Conservation...
12/06/2023



What do you call Santa’s most impolite reindeer?
"Rude-olph."

*Photo of a White-Tailed Buck by Philpott Lake Conservation Biologist Brian Stewart

Last week, Nov. 28-30, Wilmington District (SAW) Commander, COL Morgan, visited the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The p...
12/04/2023

Last week, Nov. 28-30, Wilmington District (SAW) Commander, COL Morgan, visited the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The purpose of the trip was to observe and acquire more information about the highly dynamic coastal environment within the Wilmington District. The trip provided an opportunity to witness firsthand the challenges involved in maintaining shallow draft Navigation channels. These channels are crucial to various partners, including the North Carolina Ferry System and Division, U.S. Coast Guard commercial fishermen, local communities and recreational users. Additionally, the trip facilitated interaction with some of our partners, such as Dare County Government Officials and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Park Service and internal engagement with SAW Ops team members from the shallow draft fleet and OBX Survey Office.

 What do you call an osprey who can play the piano? Talon-ted!*Photo of an Osprey perched on a security camera at Philpo...
11/29/2023



What do you call an osprey who can play the piano?
Talon-ted!

*Photo of an Osprey perched on a security camera at Philpott Lake by Conservation Biologist Brian Stewart

Congratulations to Mr. Bob Keistler, Wilmington District's Chief of Civil Works Programs and Project Management, for rec...
11/27/2023

Congratulations to Mr. Bob Keistler, Wilmington District's Chief of Civil Works Programs and Project Management, for receiving the prestigious "Hero of the Coast" Award from the North Carolina Beach Inlet & Water Association ( )! This recognition is truly well-deserved, highlighting Bob's unwavering determination, exceptional leadership, undeniable passion, and courage in his efforts to protect and preserve the beautiful coast of North Carolina. His dedication to USACE and the NCBIWA's mission inspires and sets a remarkable example for others. Bob, thank you for your invaluable contributions and for significantly impacting our coastal communities.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters



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 What do turkeys give thanks for on Thanksgiving? Vegetarians*Photo of a Turkey Vulture by John H. Kerr Reservoir (Buggs...
11/22/2023



What do turkeys give thanks for on Thanksgiving?
Vegetarians

*Photo of a Turkey Vulture by John H. Kerr Reservoir (Buggs Island Lake), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Emily Jones

Yesterday, COL Morgan, District Commander, and Mr. Bob Keistler, Chief of Civil Works Programs and Project Management, s...
11/17/2023

Yesterday, COL Morgan, District Commander, and Mr. Bob Keistler, Chief of Civil Works Programs and Project Management, spoke at the North Carolina Beach, Inlet & Waterway Association (NCBIWA) annual conference. COL Morgan talked about funding and the Wilmington Harbor 403 Deepening Investigation efforts. Mr. Keistler highlighted current efforts for the District’s Coast Storm Risk Management and Navigation mission. COL Morgan and District team members addressed questions from the attendees.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division, Town of Wrightsville Beach, City of Wilmington, NC Government, Dare County Government, Town of Duck, Brunswick County Government, Currituck County Government, NOAA Coast Survey, Town of Holden Beach, Village of Bald Head Island, New Hanover County Government, NC, Mayor Bill Saffo, Rep. David Rouzer, Congressman Greg Murphy, MD

WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Wilmington District awarded a $6,898,500 contract to Next Generation Logistics to provide mainten...
11/09/2023

WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Wilmington District awarded a $6,898,500 contract to Next Generation Logistics to provide maintenance dredging of the Back Sound to Lookout Bight Federal Navigation Channel and adjacent National Park Service Channels servicing the Cape Lookout National Seashore on 7 November 2023.

Click here to learn more:
https://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/Article/3583603/maintenance-dredging-contract-award-back-sound-to-look-out-bight/


Save Cape Lookout Foundation Inc.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division
National Park Service
Cape Lookout National Seashore

 How do caterpillars swim? They do the butterfly.*Photos of Monarch Butterflies on Zinna plants by John H. Kerr Reservoi...
11/08/2023



How do caterpillars swim?
They do the butterfly.

*Photos of Monarch Butterflies on Zinna plants by John H. Kerr Reservoir (Buggs Island Lake), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger Emily Jones

11/02/2023
  What do you call it when a lizard gets lost in a snowstorm? A blizard.*Photo of a Male Eastern Fence Lizard by Falls L...
11/01/2023



What do you call it when a lizard gets lost in a snowstorm?
A blizard.

*Photo of a Male Eastern Fence Lizard by Falls Lake Park Ranger Rebecca Thomson

Water safety is one of our top priorities at Falls Lake! If you’re recreating in, around, or near the water make sure yo...
10/30/2023

Water safety is one of our top priorities at Falls Lake! If you’re recreating in, around, or near the water make sure you’re wearing a life jacket. Have questions? Talk to any of our lakes project’s Park Rangers to learn more!

Please ensure that every life jacket fits its wearer and their water activity. It must fit snugly, yet comfortable. Afte...
10/27/2023

Please ensure that every life jacket fits its wearer and their water activity. It must fit snugly, yet comfortable. After putting it on, pull up on the shoulders to ensure it doesn’t slip above your chin or ears.

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