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  • 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

    The Army’s recreation mission goes back further than you think

    It might surprise you to hear the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the largest providers of outdoor recreation in the Nation. If it doesn’t, you must be one of the 260 million folks who visit USACE recreation areas every year. But why would the Army have any recreation mission at all? The Army’s involvement in the Nation’s legacy of
  • September

    A single day of volunteering makes a giant difference

    Day in and day out, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District works to ensure that visitors to our Corps parks and lakes are able to enjoy nature at its best. That means a year-round effort by park rangers and staff to keep these lakes, rivers, recreation areas and campsites free of trash and in working order. Once a year, however, many visitors return to our parks, and some come for the first time, to lend a helping hand in the ongoing effort to maintain public lands.
  • April

    Rain dampens event, but families still enjoy Kids Fishing Day

    Despite the ‘pineapple express’ that brought widespread rain across much of the state, over 30 children and their families participated in the annual Kids Fishing Day event held at Eastman Lake on April 7.
  • March

    There’s more to this annual event than hooking a fish

        Make plans now to attend Kid's   Fishing Day 2018!Have you ever wanted to attend an event, but each year you end up reading about it after it’s already taken place? This was a common theme among adults I spoke with while attending the annual Kid’s Fishing Day at Hensley Lake in 2017. As I wandered around the lake taking photos and chatting
  • September

    Corps parks seek volunteers for National Public Lands Day

    Interested in doing a day of volunteering to help maintain and clean-up the Sacramento District’s Parks? Plan for it now, because National Public Lands Day is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 30.
  • December

    Employee Spotlight: Park Ranger Kenneth Myers

    Ken Myers is a 45-year-old Corps of Engineers Sacramento District ranger for Hensley Lake and has worked for the Corps for four years. He has also worked at H.V. Eastman Lake. Along with those mentioned, Myers’ other duties include being a Certified Playground Safety Inspector, Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle operator and SPK Water Safety Committee member. He is a former U.S. Army Military Police and a Disabled Veteran.
  • November

    Employee Spotlight: Park Ranger Nick Figueroa

    Spotlight features a Q & A with Hensley Lake park ranger Nick Figueroa
  • September

    Corps parks in California celebrate National Public Lands Day

    Nearly 1,000 volunteers pitched in at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District parks across central California for the 21st annual National Public Lands Day Sept. 27.
  • April

    Pine Flat Lake to host wounded veterans, families

    Offering a laidback day of free fishing, food and fun -- wounded veterans and their families are invited to take part in Take a Warrior Fishing May 3, 2014, at Pine Flat Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park near Piedra.