• June

    SPK Park Ranger Wins USACE Art Challenge Honoring Earth Day

    Sacramento District park ranger Shawna Polen was announced as the Grand Champion of the USACE Sustainable Art Challenge, held in honor of Earth Day. Polen submitted a handmade, leatherbound book for the winning entry.
  • May

    National Guard’s 649th Engineer Company gives and receives during training exercise

    In a win-win scenario, both parties are content with an arrangement or gain something equally.That’s exactly what happened during the California Army National Guard 649th Engineer Company’s annual training at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District’s Black Butte Dam and Lake from April 29 - May 3.The National Guard Soldiers gain
  • No bridge? No problem. National Guard Soldiers bring the solution

    Visitors to Sacramento District’s Black Butte Dam and Lake in Orland, California, had the opportunity to catch more than fish and scenic lake views from April 29-May 3. On one stretch of lake, visitors also caught a glimpse of how the California Army National Guard can create a floating, mobile bridge in a matter of minutes.The 132nd Multi-Role
  • USFS Celebrates upgrades at Redding Air Attack Base Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

    The U.S. Forest Service held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Redding Air Attack Base on April 25, 2024, to celebrate the completion of the first phase of safety upgrades and modernization.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, in partnership with the USFS and the City of Redding, completed Phase One of the $28 million modernization
  • April

    Sacramento District team members aid in Maui wildfire recovery mission

    It has been several months since the devasting wildfire disaster swept through portions of Maui, including Kula and the historic town of Lahaina, the former capital of the Kingdom of Hawai'i. The fires destroyed more than 2,200 properties and countless historical sites.Since the wildfires on Aug. 8, 2023, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has
  • Sacramento District public affairs officers place in Kassner competition

    Three public affairs specialists at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District placed in the Herbert A. Kassner Communication Awards Competition this year. The Kassner competition is conducted annually across all USACE districts on behalf of the Chief of Engineers. Products were judged on a 10-point grading system within 14 categories ranging
  • March

    Business Opportunity Open House opens doors for prospective contractors

    Every year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District hosts a Business Opportunity Open House to outline upcoming federally funded projects that prospective contractors may want to bid on. This year was no different. What was different this year, however, was the attendance. More than 340 prospective contractors convened in Downtown
  • Investing in employee safety should pay dividends

    Col. Chad Caldwell accepts that the business of building and operating massive infrastructure projects is inherently hazardous. He doesn’t accept that all work-related injuries are inevitable.With a greater emphasis on safety across the organization and support from leaders up to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General Lt. Gen. Scott
  • USACE Shows Commitment to Environmental Sustainability in Stockton

    Before leadership in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gives the go-ahead on any of the Sacramento District’s multimillion-dollar projects, they ensure that the district has taken proper steps to minimize the environmental impact of operations.
  • November

    Wave of Construction Kicks Off at Folsom Dam

    Folsom Dam is not just one structure; it’s made up of a main dam, two wing dams (left and right), the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam, and the eight dikes. Dike 8 was the first of all this infrastructure to be raised 3.5 feet, but far from the last. All of these components are scheduled to undergo a similar raise by 2027.